Canard Is Back: Wednesday-Saturday!
Happy 2021! We’ve taken a few weeks for some time with family and loved ones, and we’re excited to open our doors once more for all your wine & pasta needs. The Canard bottle shop is back open Wednesday through Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m. And BIG news indeed. We’ve added a few more pastas to the mix. You can now order pasta dinners for pre-order and pick up, or we’ll have a limited number available for walk-ins orders. Here’s the latest from chefs Gabe & Taylor Daughtery. Order yours today via Tock!
Duck and Chanterelle Lasagna, the original
Mushroom Lasagna, ricotta and kale pesto (vegetarian!)
Baked Shells & Clams, bacon and peppers
PS – We will have new wine packs available in the near future…but in the meantime give our shop a gander for some great wine options.
Bird Alert! New Bird Box Menu
A belated happy new year from all of us! We’re officially back in the saddle here at Le Pigeon and have a brand new menu and wine pairings to share. The Bird Boxes are available for pickup on Saturday, January 23rd.
This menu features a Butter Lettuce Salad; Lamb Pot Roast; Winter Vegetables; Scalloped Potatoes; and Mandarin Cardamom Cake for dessert ($80 for two people).
The Bird Boxes will open for ordering beginning this Sunday at noon (available until sold out) for a Saturday, January 23rd pickup, between 12 and 5 p.m. at Le Pigeon.
Andy’s Wine Pairings
Add handpicked wines from our wine director Andy Fortgang to your Bird Box meal.
Chinon Blanc (Chenin Blanc), Clos de la Plante Martin, Domaine Charles Jouget, 2016, Loire Valley, $28
Chinon is one of the prime locations in the Loire Valley for Cabernet Franc, red wines, and the name is almost synonymous with Red. However, no area is totally homogenous in its terroir (the combination of soil, weather, exposure, etc. that makes a place its own unique, well, place). Right on the edge of the appellation sits the Clos (walled vineyard) of Plante Martin with its limestone and clay soils. A spot ideally suited to Chenin Blanc – the main white grape of the central Loire. The grapes are picked in multiple passes to ensure each bunch is ripe and still vibrant with acidity. Then the grapes ferment slowly in cool cellars in a mixture of mostly old and some new barrels. The wine is all about balance, and has lovely aromas of quince and citrus and white flowers. The plate is broad with some richness – great foil to spice flavors – then finishes in a burst of mineral and lime & lemon notes.
Barolo, Fratelli Alessandria, 2014, Verduno, Piedmont $50
Verduno is a corner of Barolo known for the elegance of their wines. That’s relative of course, this is still serious Nebbiolo, with grip and structure. The brothers Alessandria are one of the most respected growers in the region. Think dark cherry, tea leaves, cooked herbs, earth, dark flowers. The palate exemplifies the wine cliche of an iron fist in a velvet glove – elegant and smooth with some real structure.