"Au Petit Tonneau” Every day, French food lovers flock to this charming and welcoming spot in Paris' 7th district, on the famous Surcouf Street. You will find authentic, generous, and traditional French cuisine here. Au Petit Tonneau, an authentic Parisian bistro, was established over 30 years ago. It offers a relaxed atmosphere with vichy tablecloths, antique tiles and fleur-de-lis-encrusted tiles. This is where Comissaire Maigret (under the pseudonym of Georges Simenon) used to take a few puffs of his pipe while he sat at his "table de la commisaire" to enjoy his favorite dish, a veal stew. It's still highly sought-after by customers today. Au Petit Tonneau's "menu" reflects the French gastronomy's international reputation. Gourmet meals that change with the seasons can be priced well for their quality. For example, the Veal with Gravy and a Slow Cooking Gratin dauphinois (cooked with cream) are just out of the oven.