When coming in the Auberge Bressane, expect a delicious jump back in time. Posters, coats of arms, maps of France with a somehow outdated charm, booths and leather bench seats, wood panels on the walls and iron chandeliers from the ceiling… There you are in the middle of a traditional inn, in the heart of a small French village and we really appreciate it.
Open for decades in Paris 7th arrondissement, a stone’s throw from Invalides, the Auberge Bressane has been taken over by the Dumant family – Margot and Felix already manage the exquisite traditional Aux Crus de Bourgogne restaurant.
Here, one dives into French tradition with a menu giving pride of place to dishes with sauces, and staple recipes from the French culinary heritage, and wonders that could be found in grandmothers’ kitchens as well as in the most praised restaurants in France.
Cheese soufflé, vol-au-vent, beef cheek bourguignon, eggs with red wine sauce, pâté en croute, and of course, a nice range of game… If the simple enumeration of dishes whets your appetite and if you happen to be looking for comfort this winter in Paris, then the Auberge Bressane is the eatery you need.
Of course, French cuisine bourgeoise with a nice Bourguignon terroir twist based on quality French produces has a cost: off the menu, allow between €8 and €18 for starters, €22 and €45 mains and €11 and €18 for desserts. But the place has lunch set menus including starter/main or main/dessert for €29 and €35 for the starter/main/dessert set menu. It enables you to discover most of the menu for a lesser cost.
You can enjoy – among others – the delicious crawfish gratin (€12), the staple and very light Comté cheese soufflé (€18), the vols-au-vent and their financière sauce (€35) prepared by the book, a true delight; the jackrabbit à la royale if you are into game; or the delicious pike quenelles (€25).
Of course, we recommend you finish on a sweet note if you still have room left – lunches at the Auberge Bressane can be very hearty. At the top of the list crêpes Suzette (€14) flambeed in front of you with Grand Marnier, or the sweet soufflés or your choice: chocolate (€12), salted butter caramel and Grand Marnier or apples-Calvados.
The best of French cuisine.
This test has been carried out as part of a business invitation. If your experience is different from ours, please let us know in the comments.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 15 December 2021
16 Av. de la Motte-Picquet
75007 Paris 7