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Le Parc Franck Putelet, Carcassone

By Emma @glasgowfoodie

Mr Foodie always has itchy feet at his birthday ( well all year round, can we keep him home!?) so some cheap flights to Carcassone (Ryanair yay) were found and off we went.

Whilst looking for things to do, I stumbled across this restaurant, two Michelin stars, five mins from our apartment and an excellent lunch price – I got booking.

Their lunch menu is €39 each including a glass of wine, an excellent deal. We thought it would be rude not to go.

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View of Carcassonne City (Citie)
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The old city of Carcassone. Very pretty old town, but full of tourists. About five – ten minutes walk from the old city is Le Parc.

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With an adjacent 4 star hotel, the setting was relaxing.

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Michelin Stars
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Inside restaurant
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Sitting outside

The weather was perfect for sitting in the garden.

We started with some house cocktails, a wee surprise for the man.

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Menu
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Smoked hay poached eggs with spinach and corn

Braised oxtail boneless raw vegetables / cooked mushrooms

duo crunchy caramel tart citrus sorbet

coffee, sweets and confectionery

A glass of wine

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Local bread, salt and oil
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Strong olive oil and chunky salt combined with crusty bread. Local bread which is styled to be pulled apart by both diners as some kind of “family” tradition.

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Petit Fours
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Madeline with black olive, mackerel and chick pea and radish with mousse and squid ink. All light and delicious. We especially liked the savoury Madeline.

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Smoked poached egg
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Crisp corn, lightly blanched spinach with a perfect poached egg. Smokey cream sauce. Could have done with some more of the bread to mop up the sauce.

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Braised Oxtail
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Moist, tender and flavoursome oxtail. Topped with thinly sliced mushrooms which acted as a bind to hold the slices of meat together.

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Citrus sorbet and chocolate
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Strong chocolate with tart citrus sorbet. Worked well at the end as a palate cleanser.

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Coffee and sweet treats
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Strong coffee in an unusual cup.

All in, €112, I think this ranks as one of the best value meals we have ever had. The wine was pleasant and could easily have progressed to a bottle.

An additional €28 for two house cocktails and €6 for a large bottle of water.

Le Parc Franck Putelat
80 Chemin des Anglais, Carcassonne
+33 4 68 71 80 80


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