Le Plomb du Cantal, the Auvergne on a plate
Le Plomb du Cantal, has an ambience like nowhere else. To begin with, you are asked your first name as you enter or while you wait for a table to become available. Oh yes, they don’t take reservation here, but the wait is never very long and it gives you a chance to taste the famous house aperitif, the kir birlou. OK, they’re calling us!
The décor is 100% rustic: wood, solid furniture, tiled tabletops. A nice waiter in an Auvergnat scarf reads out the specials. Tripoux (tripe), aligot (cheese and mashed potato), truffade, confit de canard, this is not a place for weightwatchers.
The signature dish is without doubt the truffade (potatoes, fresh tomme cheese, garlic and crème fraîche) which is served with an Auvergnat sausage. You place your order and here it comes already. The saucepans just fly out of the kitchen and are emptied onto your plate. And the wine? Well it’s from the Auvergne of course, a Saint-Pourçain. There’s an impressive dessert menu, all homemade…but will you have enough room for them?
Le Plomb du Cantal restaurant
> Open 7/7
> à la carte 17 €-20 €
3 rue de la Gaîté
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Adresse rive droite : 4 boulevard Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris
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