January 9th is truly très Magnifique. This Thursday marks National Cassoulet Day in the City of Brotherly Love and voila, you don’t have to be French to enjoy this decadent treat.
Where to celebrate National Cassoulet Day 2020 in Philadelphia
So what is a cassoulet? Cassoulet is a rich, slow-cooked casserole typically served to contain some type of meat and bean. The French delicacy is very popular in the country’s southern region and mostly served in the province of Languedoc.
The dish is certainly a perfect meal to help warm up during the harsh winter weather— the treat also being wildly delicious is just the icing on the cake. In Philadelphia, two hotspots will be serving up the enticing dish, so if you’re a fan already or a newbie to cassoulet you are certainly in for a treat.
Head down to East Passyunk this Thursday where popular French eatery Fond (1537 South 11th St.) will be serving up their special cassoulet treat for the delicious holiday. Fond will be serving up duck confit with a white bean cassoulet made with garlic sausage, pistou, garlic bread crumbs, and duck jus. The dish will be available for $32 on National Cassoulet Day. Diners can enjoy their meal with a perfectly paired glass of wine or even indulge in any of Fond’s other enticing menu items including oysters, chicken liver mousse, a Belgian endive salad and more.
Philadelphians can also head down to Old City to check out Nicholas Elmi’s hotspot, the Royal Boucherie (52 S 2nd St.) to indulge in the delectable dish on Jan. 9. RB will be serving up a duck confit cassoulet with white beans, bacon, sausage and spare ribs for dinner. Philadelphians can sink their teeth into the mouthwatering dish for $32 this Thursday, or try any of Royal Boucherie’s other menu items including champagne braised escargot, chilled poached lobster, country pate, foie gras terrine and more.
So hope you’re hungry Philly, you have a lot to look forward to this Thursday— it’s truly going to be délicieux.