Sudouest l’Escarmouche restaurant in the heart of Paris’ historic and atmospheric Latin Quarter is a special place to sample traditional regional cuisine. Set in a thirteenth-century cellar with hand-hewn stone walls and exposed ancient beams, the dining room is arranged over several levels. The traditional décor – upholstered seating, white table linens, with greenery everywhere – makes the perfect spot for equally traditional cuisine. There are classic dishes like the large, hearty cassoulet or a tempting menu of foie gras starter, breast of duck main course and a light sorbet to finish. The wine list features bottles of depth and complexity to match the vital flavours on the plate.