500BestSquareEscargots Bourguignonne @ Cafe Degas

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The version of escargots that seduced you when you first began going to French restaurants survives in relatively few restaurants. Fewer still create the irresistible aroma of the bubbling garlic and herb butter. I know of no purveyor that can top the snails at Cafe Degas, the longest-running of the city’s French bistros. Beware the loaf of bread you will want to eat with the sauce.

Cafe Degas. Mid-City: 3127 Esplanade Ave. 504-945-5635.

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