Here, it is a house more than a restaurant, where the art of life is practiced with sweetness, discretion and charm. We welcome you with respect, friendliness, warmth, like soon-to-be friends. The word "customer" does not apply.
Here everything goes in pairs: the dining room, the cooking, Françoise & Michel Sarran. First the dining room, or should I say rooms. For there are two:
The one downstairs, with modern architecture and furniture, wood and tiling that soften straight lines and curves and open, on sun-filled days, into a beautiful indoor garden.
Then there is the one upstairs. There, no doubt, the notion of restaurant fades away inviting you into an atmosphere reminiscent of a family home. Instantly the environment is more intimate and hushed.
Beyond the dining room doorsteps, there come the plates. And the cooking is an art, far away from the interrogations about the virtue of the "terroir" or the modernization. Michel Sarran is a cook from those days.
We cannot dislike his definition, talking about his job: " we are sellers of pleasure". Listen to him when he says: "I want my cooking to have a taste, titillate, tickle the palate and if it can create some emotions then my objective is reached and the pleasure is shared". And he speaks truely when he says: "I like to achieve a Latin cooking, drawing my inspiration from my memory drawers, playing with lavender and violette, foie gras and parmesan, rougets and pumpkin, etc..." Born in Saint-Martin d'Armagnac in Gers, Michel Sarran shared his professional journey between the southwest and the Mediterranean coast before installing in Toulouse in 1995.
At the Sarran's, a "house spirit" reign, made of respect and friendship, of communion and tolerance. We can say of laughs and complicity.
Closed in August.