The French sure know how to cook a great steak.
Here is a very good example of a perfect rare steak eaten at La Braisiere.
Us Aussies might think we know how to do it best on the BBQ, but nothing I’ve ever tasted even comes close to comparing to this one.
Way back in 2005 our very good friends Celine and Bi took us to La Braisiere for dinner where we ate the best steak of our lives.
In those days, it will still OK to smoke inside restaurants and being in France, naturally everyone was smoking between courses.
It was a very different story when Dillon and I returned there last year in October to re-live that magical first taste.
There was not even the slightest whiff of smoke in the air, but the steak still tasted as good as ever. Served with the crunchiest goose fat potatoes and a large well-dressed green salad it was the perfect meal for a cool Autumn evening.
Of course we accompanied it with a delicious local red wine and smiled ear-to-ear all the way back to our rented apartment (even though it was a good 20 minute walk!).
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