Restaurant L’Ostal in Darien calls itself a Provencal restaurant rooted in history and tradition that celebrates the cuisines of southern France and its boundaries.
Even the name, "ostal" refers to the warmth of hospitality of your home, which evokes that French flair of coziness combined with fine foods and drinks. A look at its menu, which changes with the seasons, is very French, from the choices to the prices.
Starter choices include everything from spiced nuts to cheese boards and foie gras and the flow continues to such choices as fresh sea bass and shaved pork leg to other equally French delights. The atmosphere matches the menu with a warm and friendly vibe with a very knowledgeable wait staff. It's the perfect place for a special event or a relaxing evening meal on a regular basis.
The restaurant offers two seatings a day, one from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and another from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations are suggested, but walk-ins are welcome at the bar.
So, if you are feeling French, or even want to experience the tradition, stop in to L'Ostal. The restaurant is located at 22 Center St., in Darien. Visit their website here for more information.
One of their ongoing projects is for Sofia, who’s from the small town of Slavgorod in Altai Krai, Russia. In April 2021, Big Dreams got involved in an effort to assist with raising funds for a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) procedure for Sofia. Sofia was born in 2014 with cerebral palsy and requires two procedures in order to be able to walk.
Children’s Hospital of St. Louis is prepared to admit Sofia for her surgery, however, she is in need of raising a substantial sum of money to be able to travel to the United States for the complex surgical procedure.
If you would like to support Sofia in her journey, donate here.
Every penny of your contribution goes directly to the project you support. If you would like to learn more about their ongoing projects and how you can make a difference, visit their website here.