L'Assiette on Rue du Chateau has been a "go-to" restaurant since its opening in 2008, when chef-owner David Rathgeber, a student of master chef Alain Ducasse, began serving classic bistro dishes from his small, open kitchen. The restaurant retains the 1930's feel of this former pork butcher's shop, with etched and frosted windows, hand-printed daily menus, floral-patterned ceilings, and antique accessories. L'Assiette is well-known for the cassoulets (slow-cooked bean stew), as well as steak frites, with beef from famous butcher Hugo Desnoyer. For dessert, try the caramel cream moelleux with salt butter, served in a warm pot.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.