Situated next to the historic Gardner Hotel, Pot Au Feu embodies a 1920s French bistro with modern flair. Chefs Robert Espinoza and Richard Mendez trained at Le Cordon Bleu and in turn have created brunch, lunch and dinner menus that are a mix of world cuisines coupled with classic French cooking techniques. Flags are pictured next to each menu item, denoting each dish’s country of origin.
It’s rare to find bourekas (Israeli savory cheese pastries) on an appetizer menu, but you’ll also find more familiar items like sesame ginger wings, hummus or fried calamari. The chefs’ take on France’s quintessential beef stew dish, pot-au-feu combines pork shanks, short rib and oxtails with vegetables, whole grain mustard, cornichon and pickled onion. Other popular menu items are the tea smoked duck served with soba noodles and lamb burger served with a choice of side.
Check in frequently to try seasonal menu items, the soup of the day and desserts like hot chocolate cheesecake. The chefs also create a special menu that celebrates a different country each month. April is paying tribute to Thailand with Thai peanut chicken, grilled bok choy and basmati rice served over romaine lettuce and drizzled with a ginger lime vinaigrette.
Brunch is served during the weekend. Happy hour specials run throughout the week.
307 E. Franklin, 915-503-8158, Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4 p.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Price range: $9-28. Vegetarian/vegan friendly. For more information, visit PotAuFeuElPaso.com or Facebook.com/potaufeu.elpaso.