Restaurant du Commerce Estang Reviews
Traditional French Cuisine Aug 04, 2009
I love this restaurant, it's the third time I've been. Despite looking closed from the road the food is great and the staff very friendly and welcoming.
You enter through a side door into a small and dark bar, which will have a number of locals drinking outside. There is a large restaurant inside which had been newly decorated since my last trip. If you are seated here, ask to go outside.
To the rear is a great courtyard, partly covered and surrounded with flowers, a water feature and well.
They offer a selection of set menus at 19E, 21E and 25E as well as an a la Carte menu. A bonus is if you fancy something from a different set menu they will just let you swap and work out the bill accordingly depending on what everyone else has.
All the food is traditional French, plenty of duck - Confit de Canard, Magret de Canard (both excellent) as well as Veal, lamb and beef and Foie Gras my personal favourite. Not a place for vegetarians.
This time the Confit was off the menu so Margret it was and a Foie Gras tart to start. The mains all come with amazing fried garlic potatoes and there were empty plates all round.
Normally I'm not a pudding person, but the Crème brûlée is the best I have ever tasted. You get two pots, one vanilla and the other pistachio. Truly the best pudding in the world!
If your liked, you'll then asked to stay for a drink with the chief and his brother who own the hotel and restaurant. Sitting out the front with the rest of the locals is such fun. English is not widely spoken in the area and my French leaves a lot to be desired but there is plenty of laughing and joking as you are made to feel very welcome.
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