We also told you we would keep you posted on the potential replacement. So we are here to tell you that now on the menu is the: Tavern Beef Stew!
Let’s see how it compares to the surely missed pork shanks… .
Gaston’s Tavern is of course a tribute to the villain from Beauty and the Beast and offers an atmosphere that stays true to its name. (There are definitely antlers in the decorating!)
Check out all the details of the restaurant here.
The ordering area is simple, but themed. Look at the large barrels located behind the ordering area!
I especially love the “Trois Blondes Biere,” a tribute to The Bimbettes from the movie!
This is a counter service spot offering a very small menu, but there are still two separate dining areas showcasing the dark woods and beams of the stereotypical tavern.
Tables and stools are the primary seating.
They have a few tables and chairs set up right outside with umbrellas during the more temperate days.
Since the new tavern beef stew isn’t on the large menu signs yet, you’ll find mention of it beside the registers.
I thought the picture on the menu looked really yummy, so I am happy to say that it looked even better in person! And it smelled delicious, too.
You also get a large baguette — which of course makes sense since you’re in France!
The stew is made up of beef, potatoes, carrots, caramelized onions, and scallions. The potatoes and carrots are diced so you get nice chunks of flavor throughout the dish.
The beef itself had amazing flavor and texture. The pieces are huge and you get a ton of it throughout the dish. I actually had to grab a fork at some points since the pieces were too large to fit on the spoon!
I know that there’s some upset about the pork shanks being removed from the menu, but I have to admit that the replacement is delicious! It is the perfect dish for the tavern atmosphere, especially for the winter season. I only wish the temperature was a little cooler so I could’ve enjoyed it even more!
Will you be giving the new tavern beef stew at Gaston’s Tavern a try? Let us know in the comments below!