Steak Dinners at La Boucherie, Luxembourg

Beaujolais-Villages, Wine, La Boucherie,
After walking around for most of the afternoon and early evening, we came across Place d’Armes, which was like a big square with plenty of restaurants. La Boucherie immediately caught my eye. Even though it’s a steakhouse, there were traditional dishes like cassolette and pot-au-feu – or if you don’t fancy beef, quiche Lorraine.

The interior was very ‘diner’, with red & white stripes everywhere. The butchery element was well represented through cow motifs on the walls. It’s all booth seating too, but very comfortable and we were immediately taken to our table in the corner and given our menus.

The menu wasn’t too extensive, but there was still enough choice. I liked the various set menus, which were so well reasonably priced – and worked out cheaper than ordering a la carte. Drinks were included in our chosen menu, but we ordered a bottle of red, knowing it would complement the steak well. We chose a bottle of Beaujolais-Villages, which was quite light for a red, but really smooth. The fruity notes meant it didn’t ruin the flavours of dessert or coffee later on in the evening.

We both ordered from the Formule du March menu, priced at 16.70 for two courses. Of course, we went for a main course and dessert – but I don’t remember what any of the starters were. There was also the option to upgrade to the a la carte dessert menu for 2. Our waiter didn’t need to write down our order, as we both ordered the same two courses. Peppered steak and chips for main (medium rare for me; medium for Ash), followed by îles flottantes for dessert.
La Boucherie, Steak & Chips, Dinner,
You can’t really go wrong with steak and chips. Mine was cooked to my liking, and there was no fat or sinew in sight. The peppercorn sauce was a particular highlight, it was almost like a gravy, but so silky and flavoursome. There was plenty of it too, so I poured it over the chips too.
La Boucherie, Ȋle flottante, Dessert,
Ȋle flottante is such a classic French dessert and for something so simple, it’s incredibly tasty. It brought back a sense of nostalgia for me, as I remember my dad making us his take on it – a scoop of vanilla ice cream on a pool of custard. You simply cannot beat a soft meringue though, so light and fluffy and heavenly. The crème anglaise was too thin for me, and I would have much preferred a straw to the spoon – or at least, a bigger spoon. The meringue was topped with a caramel sauce which added to the sweetness, not that I minded!

One thing I noticed during the dinner was the diversity of the people eating. There were couples, families, friends and even business dinners – with tourists and locals alike sitting down for dinner service. A group of Spanish girls sat next to us, and they were alternating between languages, which was really interesting.

We had a lovely meal and after realising we wouldn’t have enough cash for a tip (we’d already spent some money in a small pub), or brought our cards out with us, we were relieved to find that La Boucherie accepts Apple Pay as a method of payment... phew! Overall, I couldn’t have any complaints and I’m sure if we had stayed for a longer duration, we would have returned, for lunch at the very least.

Love, Lucy xx

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