In southwest France, the remedy for winter’s chill is cassoulet, a hearty, slow-cooked stew involving beans and various meats. At Mirabelle Restaurant, chef Guy Reuge is tackling the deep freeze with a Friday-,night cassoulet three-course prix-fixe for $39 (add $19 for a tasting of three wines).
The menu, which changes weekly, might start with a first course of roasted sausage and apples, potage garbure (Perigord vegetable soup) or a foie gras selection. The main course may be either cassoulet Toulousain (pork, pork sausage, duck, duck confit and cannellini beans), seafood cassoulet (a stew of monkfish, scallops, octopus, shrimp and beans) or a vegetarian cassoulet (a winter vegetable and white bean stew). Desserts change regularly.
Mirabelle Restaurant is at 150 Main St., Stony Brook, 631-751-0555.