La Tupina

The fireplace at the heart of the restaurant

In the past, in the countryside, the fireplace was used not just for heating the house but also for lighting up evenings around the hearth. The fireplace , is the warm symbol of “La Tupina” , everything happens around it : the welcome of the customers and the life of the restaurant. In the fireplace Tricandilles (a grilled pork Bordeaux speciality) sizzle in the pan, the soup simmers, and poultry, roast beef, , and other meats are cooked on the embers…
In year 1985, Jean-Pierre Xiradakis created the association « Défense et Sauvegarde des Traditions du Sud-Ouest » (Defense and Safeguard of The South West Traditions) which gathers the best chefs in the region : Jean-Marie Amat, Michel Guérard, André Daguin, Michel Trama to mention only the best known ones.
Now, the association continues its work to sensitize the public to regional agricultural productions and the valorization of this heritage, and it publishes a quarterly gazette, : “Le Potiron Bleu” (The Blue Pumpkin) in “La Rue Gourmande” (the Gourmet Street)..

 

The Cauldron

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“La Tupina” means cauldron or pot in Basque.. Being the emblem of the restaurant, it sits imposingly in the fireplace and is used during winter to simmer soups, whose fragrant scent spreads through the whole restaurant.

Produces of La Tupina

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« If you want bluff, theatricality, glitters, then go your way ! The cooking practiced in La Tupina has been patiently established through the years, between the kitchen garden and the fireplace ».
From the book " The kitchen of the Tupina »Editions Milan - 2004

OUR MENUS :

Menu of th day for 18€
Only served for lunch, Except on weekends and public holidays

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STARTER
MAIN COURSE
COFFEE and BIG MERVEILLE (french Doughnut)

Go to check our blog with the News for more informations about the daily's special or call us at the 05.56.91.56.37


Children menu 18 €
Served for lunch and dinner, from Tuesday to Sunday

Petit Filet of Beef
Fries cooked in goose fat
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Chocolate Cake and Vanilla Ice Cream


Menu of the Week 39 €
Served daily

Entry of the Week
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Dish of the Week
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Dessert of the Week


Photo credit : Renos Champipis

Menu “Classic” for 74€
Served with 3 glasses of wine
Cheese plate + 3€
A glass of champagne + 14€

STARTERS
Terrine of foie gras mi-cuit
or
Pan-Fried Scallops, Onion, lemon confit and grilled smoked salmon

MAIN COURSES
Turbot Meunière, Leek, Asparagus and Swiss chard
or
Grilled pigeon in the chimney, french fries cooked in goose fat

DESSERTS
"Cannelé "Stuffed with ice cream
or
French Toast , Ice Kiwi de l'Adour


A menu La Tupina as a present

If you want to please and introduce La Tupina, we suggest you to offer “Menu guests” La Tupina we imagined for your guests.
They will receive a personalized card and have a period of six months from the date of issue to make bookings.
For otherpieces of information, please contact Ms. Fleur at Dubarry 05 56 91 56 37 or by mail latupina(at)latupina.com

The “Menu guests” for 74€
Served with 3 glasses of wine and a bottle of mineral water (1L)


Photo credit : Renos Champipis

Cheese plate + 3 €
A glass of champagne + 14€

STARTERS
Terrine of foie gras mi-cuit
or
Pan-Fried Scallops, Onion, lemon confit and grilled smoked salmon
or
Egg casserole-Foie-gras

MAIN COURSES
Turbot Meunière, Leek, Asparagus and Swiss chard
or
Grilled pigeon in the chimney, french fries cooked in goose fat
or
Beef Tenderloin, Cream of Porcini and Frites "House"

DESSERTS
"Cannelé "Stuffed with ice cream
or
French Toast , Ice Kiwi de l'Adour

Vegetables and Fruits

The custom of market gardening is historical in Bordeaux : Eysines, Macau, Bruges, Blanquefort the market places in Bordeaux and the surroundings. Small producers deliver us according to the season, asparagus, tomatoes…

This spring, à la carte, few starters :

Crunchy salad with asparagus and beets 9 €
Blood Pancake with Pork and Duck 12 €
egg casserole with Foie Gras 21 €
Pan Ham in fireplace, shallots 18 €
Fried calamari way “pibales” 19 €
Saint Jacques, Onion, lemon confit and grilled smoked salmon 22 €

Fishes

grilled alose , les piballes ou civelles, small aales cooked in olive oil with garlic and piments

We prioritize fish from the estuary : with these fishes many recipes have become genuine Bordeaux specialities, such as the lamprey baked in wine and with leeks, or as the famous sturgeon eggs : caviar.

The sturgeon
The estuary of the Gironde has always been home to the sturgeon which became a highly appreciated fish for its eggs from early in the 20ths. The Gironde, once empty of sturgeons, is now restored nearby to suitable conditions for sturgeons, where they are bred in order to produce a high quality caviar. La Tupina is supplied by : Sturia

A la carte :
The 30 grammes of caviar from Aquitaine 80 €

The Lamprey
The lamprey is the legendary fish of the Bordeaux gastronomy, Years back the Romans already used to cook it. Its long and meticulous preparation, is usually dedicated to canning and perpetuates the tradition of local dishes that were used to be served for special occasions. La Tupina is supplied by : Conserverie Garde à Libourne.

A la carte :
Bordeaux-style lamprey can, red wine sauce 45 €

 

Poultry

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Chicken
Chicken is a typical example of a highly consumed produce which has often lost its quality because of industrial methods of production, yet with small productions true chicken remains a quality delicacy, often served sundays during familial lunch. La Tupina is supplied by Vertessec farm . Free-range chicken are raised there for at least 120 days (where 40 an industrial chicken is raised for 40 days).

A la carte :
Roasted chicken with stuffing and croutons, french fries cooked in goose fat 25 €

Goose
Once very popular, goose is now fairly rare. Yet it has a firm and tasty flesh. Our confits are cooked by Maison Duperier .
“Centuries of patience and observation, long weeks of a golden-grain corn fattening, rest time under the protection of the cooking fat, confit is more than a recipe, it's a whole culture.”

Our special this spring :
Wing of goose confit, Sarladaise potatoes 36 €

 

Duck
Every part of the duck can be eaten ! Duck is very important to the Sud Ouest gastronomy. It is force-fed with corn and fatten slowly.

A la carte :

Foie Gras Semi-Preserved 25 €
Pan-fried foie gras 28 €
Duck breast grilled on the fireplace, french fries cooked in goose fat 24 €

 

The Beef and Veal grilled

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Grilled meats are cooked in the center of the restaurant, on the fireplace. The technique is ancient, it's a quick and simple cooking that always results in the most delicious meat.
All of our grilled meats are served with french fries cooked in goose fat.
La Tupina mostly serves beef from Germany or Switzerland (Simmenthal). Despite our efforts to offer local produces : serving Simmenthal beef, is a quality-based choice and offers a deliciously marbled meat. Despite that, we try our best to also offer local breeds as the Charolaise or the Blonde d'Aquitaine.

A la carte :
Beef Fillet “Chateaubriand” 35 €

Prime rib of beef for 2 or 3 persons (The kilogram) 70 €
Veal kidney 30 €

 

Game animals

The Sud-Ouest is a land of hunting, harvesting, fishing and breeding. To us, hunting is a tradition and the land is full of game animals. Depending on the season and deliveries, we offer partridges, pheasants, hares, and wood pigeons, simply grilled or cooked, all for your gourmet pleasure.

Our special this spring, depending on availability and the opening of hunting :
Palombe rôtie, deer steak, whole mallard …

The Lamb

All year long, we offer a shoulder of lamb long cooked in oven.
La Tupina is supplied by : Boucherie Sovian

A la carte :
Braised shoulder of lamb with gravy and unpeeled garlic, Mogettes (traditional white beans) with bacon 30 €

The black pig

This ancient and rustic breed, has been brought up to date by a few fervent farmers. he porks are free-range and fed with acorn. Their fatty meat tastes unique and rare.
Suppliers of La Tupina : gaec Dufour / Oteiza

A la carte :
Roasted Rib with gravy 32 €

Traditional dishes

There are several dishes which represent local gastronomic traditions, that can never be boring. La Tupina offers two indispensable of them : the chalossais cassoulet and the macaronade.
The cassoulet recipe varies according to the region : in Chalosse, south of the Landes, it is cooked with duck drumsticks.
The macaronade is a pasta-based recipe, with cream, foie gras, ceps and bacon. Georgette Descat, a great chef from the Landes, was the first one to offer it in her restaurant, Lou Landès.

A la carte :
The chalossais cassoulet (according to the suggestions of the week) 28 €

The Macaronade 27 €

Desserts

A gourmet meal has to be concluded with a dessert ! La Tupina menu offers a range of desserts, according to the season, inspired by the old-fashioned home cooking and the local flagship produces : the canelé, the prunes, the french toast…
Ice-creams are prepared by Benedict Moon , ice-cream artisan in Lot et Garonne.

A la carte :
Cheese plate (Pyrénées, Tomme de Bazas (tomme cheese) and Cabécou, “frottée à l'ail” (bread rubbed with garlic) and hand-made jam) 9 €
French Toast , Ice Kiwi de l'Adour 9 €
Chocolate Cake, Custard 9 €
Prunes with Armagnac 9 €
Profiteroles, Lemon and Chocolate Cream 10 €
"Canelé" and Icecream, Salted Butter Caramel Topping 10 €

 

The Wine List

Hand-written for a long time in a school book, it is now presented by categories and prices, as do the merchants in their registers : the favorite ones, the affordable ones, the classic ones, and the exceptional ones.

This order offers a better readability and helps to make a choice among dozens of references.

Armagnacs and Cognacs

Photo credit : Renos Champipis

As in any important establishment, but here more than anywhere else, the liqueur lover will take pleasure : in tasting the finest local “eaux-de-vie”.

Herbal Teas

Photo credit : Renos Champipis

At first enjoy the scents of our herbal teas in big glass pots… and then end your meal on a lighter note !
A la carte :
Verbena Tea / Lime Tea / Camomile Tea / Peppermint Tea – 6 €
"Fennel" (Fennel, liquorice, galanga (kind of ginger)) – 6 €
« Lemonchaï » (Lemongrass, Hibiscus, green tea) – 6 €
« Sambuco » (Elderflower, Juniper, Turmeric) – 6 €
"Bois d'Inde" (Cinnamon, ginger, Jamaican Chili, liquorice)- 6 €

6, rue Porte de la Monnaie – 33800 Bordeaux
Reservation http://www.latupina.com/reservation/
Phone : 05 56 91 56 37
Fax : 05 56 31 92 11