That exquisite marriage of kidney shaped White beans, pork parts (various kinds), sausage, duck confit, garlic herbs etc. This dish usually appears on the menu as a special. Does anyone know who does a great Cassoulet? I believe it is the Thursday night special at Brasseire Jo (at the Colonnade hotel) but I have never tried it there.
On our recent visit to France, we did not go to the southwestern part of the country. I therefore did not get a chance to visit the home of Cassoulet. My wife did spot it on the daily specials blackboard of a local gin mill in Lemans. There was a rather inebriated woman with a small dog sitting at one of the tables. Four or five locals were having drinks at the bar. The Casssoulet and bottomless breadbasket were great, and the atmosphere was perfect. I would say it was the most "French" meal we had.