I have had some of the best food I've ever tasted anywhere at ZCuisine. The charcuterie platter is sublime, as it should be for almost $20. The cassoulet is perfect cold weather comfort in a bowl. Interesting and mostly affordable wine list. The only downside is trying to get a table - bon chance!
Best French Menu - 2009
It begins with the assiette de charcuterie maison — the house meat plate, a delirious mix of pâté and rillette and cheeses and sausage and cornichons and chutney and more. From there — from that best of all possible beginnings — Z Cuisine's menu blooms outward into a board that might include foie gras marinated in sauternes, pork belly brined in white wine and served with caramelized skin, oxtail crepes, cassoulet and lamb Niçoise. Chef Patrick Dupays sources as close to home as he can, scouring farmers' markets for the best product he can lay his hands on. Every one of his plates is a benchmark preparation. And amazingly, when the menu changes — as it does weekly, sometimes daily, sometimes even in the middle of service — every one of the new plates will be just as good.