Le Central and the 13,556 Day Old Cassoulet!


My coworker and I came to Le Central to try the Cassoulet they’re famous for. It has been cooking continuously for over 13,000 days.


They keep it simmering on the stove in two separate pots. They serve from one pot and add fresh ingredients to the other and let it simmer all day, every day.

The decor is cute and cozy, with fresh flowers on the table.

The menu had lots of tempting items but we chose the Endive Salad, and the Le Central Cassoulet.

The Endive Salad was a beauty. It is served with mustard vinaigrette.

After the salad, the Cassoulet arrived. It was so cute in it’s little Le Creuset Mini-Cocotte.

The cassoulet is a white bean stew with duck confit, lamb and sausage. It was very tasty.

For dessert we ordered the Apple Tarte Tatin, which is basically an upside down apple pie. It is made with apples, butter and sugar. It was served with whipped cream and a caramel sauce. It was ok – there was not much apple flavor, and there were tiny bits of apple core. The presentation was nice.

All in all, I’m not sure I would go back but I’m glad I can say I’ve had a nice cassoulet.

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