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Lovers of all things Gallic and vinous (with the occasional bargain thrown in) should swing by Club Gascon's ‘annex' – a specialist bar dealing in the wines of south-west France with ‘small plates'
to match. The menu is proudly regionalist, with a great line in charcuterie and all manner of ‘piggy' and ‘ducky' delights: rillettes, pâtés and ‘vintage' Bayonne ham make superior nibbles, while
heartier fare takes the form of ‘tourte Gasconne' (warm duck and mushroom pie) and the ‘crazy quack burger' (aka Le Mac 'anard – geddit?). The express lunch menu remains a steal for a dish of the
day such as pork cheeks with carrot and orange vinaigrette, plus a glass of wine, pudding and coffee. Other deals such as swish wines at half price on Mondays and Tuesdays are also well worth
Once again, Michelin-starred Pascal Aussignac has shown London’s chefs how it’s done at Taste of London by winning the “Best in Taste” award for his 2014 signature dish, “Croque Gascon”. Stunning recognition really given the competition and considering that he also took the gong in 2011 and 2012.While Aussignac offers his artistic, fine-dining at *1 star Club Gascon, it’s next door at Cellar Gascon where you can taste his triumphant dishes. These have been added to his full menu of sharing plates inspired by the Southwest of France, which can be paired-up with some expertly matched Gascon wines – something...
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Despite getting slightly confused by the layout of West Smithfield (as usual) I had a really lovely evening in Cellar Gascon a few nights ago, and must recommend it to anyone in the area looking for a sophisticated tipple and Michelin quality snacks.Cellar Gascon is the wine-bar little-brother of Club Gascon, Pascal Aussingnac’s Michelin-starred SW-French restaurant next door. They have their fingers in various pies, having recently launched pop-up Duck’n’Roll (a fabulous addition to Street Feast) and also running Comptoir Gascon, Cigalon and Baranis...
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