The 18th century was a very difficult period in history. It was a time of fables and forests, wars and famine, plague and epidemics. It brought out the worst of human nature and it brought out the best. It produced extraordinary villains and give birth to heroes of great renown.

Gracia lived in these difficult times. She was a little woman and the last person imagined as a hero, but she had a big heart – what matters most. Very large was her family: a husband and seven children to support. All had an equal share of her heart, so great and full of goodness she was.

As fate would have it, Gracia’s city was struck by war and life took a turn for the worse. Her husband, Colonel Gregory, noble as he was, fought to help the poor and free his people. Gregory was tragically wounded defending his people and poor health befell him.

This is when he witnessed the superhuman strength of Gracia, the love of his life, who successfully raised their seven children while caring for him.

Gregory knew how to handle arms and direct an army … but it was Gracia who singlehandedly took her family out of misery. She lovingly cared for her family and her people by feeding and nursing them, without ever complaining or losing her smile.

The husband was a strong man, but never as strong as his beloved. The patriarch was strong, but the matriarch was stronger. Gregory’s beliefs were rocked to the core, for then he realized that the strongest human being is the woman, not the man – the male is the beautiful and the female is the beast. Hence the name La Belle (the man) and La Bœuf (the woman).

Now that you know the history of our enigmatic name, bring family and friends to La Belle & La Bœuf to eat well and to discover the true sense of joie de vivre.

Everything at La Belle & La Bœuf is created for taste: food and refreshments are plentiful, as we want people to eat like they have never eaten before! Come and take part in the generosity of our dishes. Rejoice to eat food as you have never tasted it in the past or elsewhere!

Thank you Gracia xxx