At Peasant Cookery, Chef Tristan Foucault delights in transforming what might be waste into elegant, appetizing plates. This master of charcuterie cures everything on the board in-house, from beef tongue to porchetta di testa. Exciting renditions of classic French dishes feature elevated touches, like cassoulet with duck confit and housemade garlic sausage. Diners adore both the restaurant’s nose-to-tail philosophy and window-wrapped dining room, situated in the picturesque Exchange District adjacent to Old Market Square. 283 Bannatyne Ave, 204-989-7700.