New Bird Box Menu Alert!
Introducing a brand new menu from the Le Pigeon kitchen, available for pickup June 26th & 27th.This week’s menu features a Butter Lettuce Salad with Artichoke Ranch, Salt & Pepper Brisket with Beaujolais BBQ Sauce, Cheddar Corn Grits, Summer Beans, and Caramel Matcha Latte Cups for dessert ($70 for two people).
Orders will open on Sunday at noon (available until sold out) for a Friday 6/26 or Saturday 6/27 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 Mrs. Pickles Granola, will open for ordering beginning this Sunday, 6/21 at Noon on lepigeon.com.
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?Wine Pairing Whites
Melon de Bourgogne, Johan Vineyard, Bow & Arrow Wines, 2018, Van Duzer Corridor, Willamette Valley, OR $22
Bow & Arrow is an urban winery in Portland that sources fruit from all over the state for their wines which are made with minimal intervention. The inspiration for Scott Frank to start his winery came from his passion for the wines of the Loire Valley. Melon is the grape of Muscadet and it is grown in just a few vineyards in Oregon. Johan Vineyard is a biodynamic site that is located just outside of Rickreall in the Van Duzer Corridor, the newest AVA in the Willamette Valley established in 2018. The wine has ripe bright fruit, but mineralogy and acidity for balance.
Chardonnay, La Belle Promenade Vineyard, Flâneur Wines, 2017, Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, OR $55
For years Grant Coulter made some of Oregon’s most celebrated wines at Beaux Frères. He is now applying his knowledge of the northern Willamette Valley to deftly craft the wines of Flâneur. This cuvée is sourced from Flâneur’s Belle Promenade vineyard which has rocky soils and sits at 820 ft. elevation. This is Flâneur’s coolest growing site and it allows the Chardonnay to slowly achieve optimal ripeness while retaining lots of natural acidity. It smells of fresh apples, Meyer lemons, spiced pear, and a touch of spice. It has just enough weight to hold up to richer meat dishes.
Wine Pairing Reds
Saint-Joseph, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine des Pierres Séches, 2016, N. Rhône Valley, FR $40
Sylvain Gauthier studied winemaking in Beaune before settling in Saint-Joseph. He brings a Burgundian outlook to his winemaking, understanding that great wines are made in the vineyard. All of his vines are located in the original boundaries of the St. Joseph (drawn in 1956), which have since been greatly expanded. The steep granite slopes yield highly perfumed and serious Syrah. Sylvain de-stems most of the fruit in order to bring polish and elegance to his wines. This bottling smells of mint, smoked meat, black cherries and dried blackberries. A perfect match to brisket and Beaujolais BBQ sauce!
Hermitage, Farconnet, J.-L. Chave Selections, 2012, N. Rhône Valley, FR $80
There is no other family as strongly tied to the identity, history, and wines of their appellation than the Chave family. They’ve been growing grapes in in the Northern Rhône since the 1481, and on the Hermitage hill since 1865. They farm many different parcels on Hermitage, but chooses to blend them together to create a more complete final product. That means that there is Chave Hermitage “left over.” Rather than make another tier of wine he uses that for the J.L. Chave Selections label. Selections is Chave’s negociant project that combines domaine fruit with purchased fruit. The Hermitage though is usually 80% + domaine fruit, and the bottling is name for the nobleman Farconnet who gifted his ancestors land in St. Joseph in 1481 and got them started in wine. It represents an incredible value as it is made the same way as the flagship wine of the estate, crafted by a true master of the Syrah grape, but at ¼ the price of the Domaine Hermitage. Open this up an hour or two before you heat up your Bird Box and it will be singing by dinner time!
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.