A lovely little place on O’Connell street

Yelp 4 stars

Touquet is a town in the north of France. Its namesake in Auckland is a lovely little place on Connell street run by a french chef that offers authentic and well-executed french cuisine with a twist.

An amuse bouche of (actually nicer than they sound) offal croquettes was followed by a starter of venison pate and a main course of deliciously slow cooked lamb (36+hrs!) with summer vegetables including aubergine, potato and tomatoes. Dessert was a manuka honey creme brulee served with a perfect spongy madeleine and berry profiteroles.

Casual in appearance, Touquet punches well above its weight in the food department.

A nice new place to catch up with friends and I look forward to returning to sample more of their regularly changing menu.

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