Formerly the top apprentice butcher in Brittany, Andriy Maximov is not just any meat merchant. Having worked at Hugo Desnoyer, Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec and Dickson's Farmstand Meats in New York, he has imported Dickson's brick walls and deli ambience to MeatCouture, a very exclusive butcher shop that features a handpicked selection of fine cuts.
Meat hanging in cold lockers is cut to order at the central butcher's block. At lunchtime, it serves as a lunch counter. Or one can pull up a stool and eat while gazing through the wall-sized front window at the Recouvrance Bridge. The menu features delicious corned beef, ravioli stuffed with lamb from Lozère, lamb or chicken curry, and Burgers Elena—named after Andriy's wife. Also, try the mouth-watering T-Bone steak and ham hock, aged by the master and cooked to order. MeatCouture also serves breakfasts and, twice a month, gourmet dinners. A one-of-a-kind address in Brest!
6, rue de la Porte
+33 (0)9 81 00 62 03
Menu: around 30 EUR