A courson is the vine shoot saved by winemakers during the winter pruning session. It’s also this wine-rich bistro established in 2016 in Cahors (a zinc-topped bar, a windowed wine cellar, a communal table upstairs) by oenophile Arnaud Escalié (ex-Philibert in Toulouse) and chef Anaïs Flavigny. All of Cahors seems to rush in for a taste of monsieur’s beautiful wines and madame’s lovely plates. For us, the day we went for lunch: a dashing veal tartare sourced from the Ferme de la Borie du Moulin, served with homemade fries; delicious leg of lamb from Le Ségala, with a sweet potato purée and a mushroom sauce; before a comforting apple-pear-chocolate crumble. // P.L.
FEELING THIRSTY? More than 300 references that err on the clean side: a Cahors from the Domaine La Calmette (€5.50 a glass), a Côtes-du-Lot white from Le Clos Troteligotte, or a Mikado from Jérémie Illouz and Fabien Jouves (both at €38 a bottle)….
PRICE: À la carte 22-31.