first time of posting on Chow.com, but I've been a fan of the site for years: some amazing recipe ideas, with the feedback on whether they actually work or not (unlike some other places...). Anyway, I was wondering whether I might tap your collective knowledge for a restaurant recommendation?
A couple of months back I took some customers and my boss for a meal at a restaurant called "La Tupina" in Bordeaux, France (details here: http://www.latupina.com/pages-en/inde...). It serves very traditional food South-West French food, with an emphasis slow cooked meat, poultry roast over an open fire that can be heard and smelled around the entire place, fries cooked in animal fat, good local wines... It is in the older part of town, been around for 40 years, and is probably best described as cozy. We had a great time.
So good in fact that we are now hosting the same crowd in D.C./Georgetown in mid December, and I have been tasked with repeating the evening. I've been to D.C. a few times and have been running through the lists of places that I might choose, but am coming up short. I can find plenty of places that serve good meat; plenty that are cozy; plenty that are older and more traditional. But nothing that brings all of these together. I'm not looking for a French place in the US, rather a US equivalent to LT.
Does anyone have any suggestions they'd care to share?