This Friday is National Cassoulet Day, and New York City is celebrating all week long the delicious, hearty casserole dish that originated in France. Jimmy’s No. 43 is one of the first restaurants in the city to bring cassoulet to the masses, and our signature event, the Seventh Annual Cassoulet Cook-off returns on Sunday, January 11th, offering great prizes for both judges’ and people’s choice winners (you still have time to enter!).
A lot has changed in seven years, beginning with the fact that we no longer have to define what a cassoulet is (for those who may not know, it’s a slow-cooked casserole of meat and beans). In fact, our annual event now features an array of cassoulets both traditional (farm-to-chef duck-based cassoulet) and nouveau (Ecuadorian cassoulet, which came in second in last year’s cook-off). We’re looking forward to what our chefs will come up with this year.
This year’s Cassoulet Cook-off will be book-ended by two other events featuring cassoulet: Cider & Cassoulet on January 10th (1-4 p.m., get your tickets here) will include 10 ciders paired with three different cassoulets and our annual prix fixe Cassoulet Wine will take place on January 13th at 7 p.m. (tickets here). Additionally we will be featuring cassoulet on our new winter menu during different times this season.
We hope you’ll join us for a great weekend and enjoy National Cassoulet Day!