New Bird Box Menu: Father’s Day Edition
Introducing a brand new menu from the Le Pigeon kitchen, available for pickup June 19th & 20th. Just in time for Father’s Day, celebrate dad with a meal and wines from Le Pigeon. The menu is in partnership with #EatOregonSeafood.
This week’s menu features Butter Lettuce Salad with Bacon-Mustard Vinaigrette, Cedar Planked Salmon and Black Forest Chocolate Cake Cups for dessert ($70 for two people).
Orders will open on Sunday at noon (available until sold out) for a Friday 6/19 or Saturday 6/20 pickup, between 2 and 7 p.m. at Le Pigeon.
We’ve recently added a Carlton pick up location, with 30 Bird Boxes available for pick up on Friday from 1 to 5 p.m.
The Bird Boxes and additional items, including Dad’s Day wine picks from Andy Fortgang and Mrs. Pickles Granola, will open for ordering beginning this Sunday, 6/15 at Noon on lepigeon.com.
Keep your eye on your inbox Tuesday morning for the next installment of our curated wine packs. Including a new seasonal sipper 6 pack, a 3 pack of wines for Dad (or anyone that loves good wine), and a 6 pack exploring the wines of Gerard Boulay with 5 bottlings of different terroirs and one older bottle.
Andy’s Wine Pairings
Add a bottle (or two) of handpicked wines from our wine director to your Bird Box meal. Did you know Canard is up for a James Beard award this year for Outstanding Wine Program? This week features a special wine lineup for Dads.
Wine Pairing Whites
4oz. “Airplane Bottles” of Belle Oiseau’ (Riesling/Pinot Gris/Muscat), Belle Pente Vineyard & Winery, 2017, Willamette $6
Belle Oiseau, or Pretty Bird, is a special collaboration that we produce with Belle Pente, or Pretty Slope. It is an ode to the “Edelzwicker” blends of Alsace and is an exercise in balance. The Pinot Gris gives texture and weight, the Riesling brings acidity, and a splash of Muscat adds pretty floral notes. It’s a bright crisp and aromatic sipper. Belle Pente is bottling a batch in little 4oz bottles. It makes a perfect aperitif, or a great wine for Butter Lettuce Salad.
Get, one, two, three, or six!
Saumur Blanc (Chenin Blanc), Domaine du Collier, 2015, Loire Valley $42
Antoine Foucault, with his partner Caroline, started Domaine du Collier in 1999 after years of working with his father and uncle at Clos Rougeard, the most revered estate in the Saumur-Champginy appellation. Antoine’s focus is on Chenin Blanc which comprises about 2/3 of his plantings, some vines are up to 100-years old. Chenin thrives in the limestone-rich soils of the hillsides of Brézé, where Foucault’s vineyards are located. This bottling is produced from vines ageing from 25-75 years old and smells of quince, pears, white flowers and wet rocks. It shows the richness of the 2015 vintage but the vivacious acidity creates perfect balance.
Wine Pairing Reds
Pinot Noir, Willamette Cuvée, Shiba Wichern, 2016, Willamette Valley $25
Akiko Shiba received her degree in winemaking from the University of Geisenheim in Germany. Soon after she and her husband moved to America and eventually settled in Oregon. She had made Pinot Noir in Germany and was interested in Oregon because its cool climate lends itself to more balanced winemaking than California or Washington. Her first vintage was 2013 and the wines get better every year. The Willamette Cuvée bottling is earthy with aromas of red and black cherry fruit. Salmon and Pinot Noir, can’t get more Oregon than that.
Fleurie, Les Deduits, Domaine de la Grand Cour (J.-L. Dutraive), 2017, Beaujolais $45
Jean-Louis Dutraive is a larger than life figure in Beaujolais. Since he took over his family Domaine in 1989, he has inspired and mentored many others to farm organically and make wine with minimal intervention. This cuvée comes from the Village of Fleurie where the winery is located. It is sourced from complex soils intermixed with schist and granite. The wine is ethereal, perfumed, and delicate in weight, while being a powerhouse of complexity. You can detect raspberry fruit, pretty floral notes, a touch of soil, and a hint of spice notes. A rare opportunity to taste Dutraive’s artistry, as these wines are incredibly limited.
All of the meals will include 3-courses, a fancy salad for assembling at home, a protein with sides packed ready for re-heating, and dessert. Each box is designed to be heated at home and will generously feed two humans.
Dishes will vary each week.
All boxes are nut free, but we are unable to accommodate any further dietary restrictions or modifications at this time.
Le Pigeon will be following strict safety procedures, and will offer curbside pickup or will bring the meal to your car.