Le Pigeon

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Last night, David and I enjoyed an amazing anniversary dinner (only a month late) at Le Pigeon as a treat from David’s parents. Le Pigeon is probably the tiniest restaurant I know, and we had an excellent view of the food preparation from the bar seating that surrounded the kitchen area (the photo above was our same view from where we were sitting).

Since I like to try new things, I was happy to actually order pigeon for the first time (pan fried, with fois gras, grapes, and riesling). The meat was surprisingly dark and flavorful, just a little bit gamey, the breast better than the legs in my opinion. The pigeon starter was followed by a rich and tasty veal paprikash with gnocchi for me and prosciutto wrapped pork for David. For dessert David chose the creme brulee paired with chocolate shortbread cookie and espresso pot de creme (OMG!), and I ordered the creme fraiche panna cotta with blueberries and candied orange peel. While very beautiful and fresh, the panna cotta was too delicately flavored after my rich entree. David gallantly helped me out with it and I finished off his dreamy pot de creme. Such good food in every bite, and really neat to see the attention paid to each dish by the chefs. I hope we’ll get to eat here again.

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4 thoughts on “Le Pigeon

  1. Wow! Sounds awesome. Great shot of the kitchen. I’m so impressed you ate pigeon.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful place and good for your for trying something new!!! What a great way to start the weekend!

  3. Sounds yummy! We also went there for our anniversary last year but the pigeon was not in season. We’ll have to go back and try it. Congratulations!

  4. YUM! I have wanted to go there! Now all I need is to make the three hour trip and find a babysitter. Sounds like a great evening and congrats on the anniversary!

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