La Chaumiere

restaurants / French

Lonely Planet review

There’s artists and there’s craftsmen, and La Chaumiere’s kitchen seems to fall into the second category. This isn’t a bad thing; there’s no fooling around with funny envelope pushing here, just very good classical French food prepared in an intimate dining room that screams ‘expensive date.’ This is hearty, stick-to-your-bones stuff straight from the terroir – duck breast, saddle of rabbit, calf brains – things that are long- and slow-braised with love. Screw art. We’ll take the loving work of these craftsmen any day.