Wednesday 25 July 2007

Le Capoul, Place Wilson, Toulouse

Timeless, refined brasserie with smart burgundy leather furniture, responsive, young waiters in white shirts and starched white tablecloths and napkins. The starters on the menu le Capoul (18 Euros for two courses) include some juicy roasted vegetables served with a delicious anchovy and olive sauce, a slightly bland gazpacho or six very fresh oysters with chopped onions, lemon and freshly-baked bread and butter. The main courses include a memorable and very rare beef kebabs doused in paprika sauce, served with fries and tomatoes on the vine. Less inspiring, but still flavoursome is cod and black olives mashed with potatoes. The children's menu features a succulent, expertly-cooked piece of cod, that would grace an adult's plate, accompanied by crispy, skinny fries. The house rose wine (9 Euros for 45cl) isn't very exciting, but refreshing enough. Le Capoul is deservedly three-quarters full on a Sunday evening. Impressive. 8/10