Reservations Open, 4th of July Bird Boxes & More News!
News From Pigeon + Friends: Reservations, 4th of July Grill Kits & Gabriel Rucker Dinners
Reservations Now Available For Canard & Le Pigeon
We’ve all waited a long while for this, and are excited to share that we will be reopening both Canard and Le Pigeon in the coming weeks for dining room service. Reservations will open TODAY for both Le Pigeon and Canard.At both Le Pigeon and Canard we are doing all we can to keep our staff and guests safe. Most of the seating has been removed, and lots of space has been created between tables. We will be adhering to strict procedural and safety guidelines in the restaurants, visit us at lepigeon.com or canardpdx.com for a full rundown of our safety measures.
Canard will reopen its dining room on Wednesday, 7/8, and will be open Wednesday through Sunday for reservations only. There will also be a few outdoor patio tables available to reserve. Canard will continue to offer takeout, delivery via Caviar, and bottles to go.
Le Pigeon will reopen its dining room for 5-course tasting menu reservations beginning, Thursday, 7/9. Le Pigeon will be open Tuesday through Saturday for reservations only, no walk-ins will be taken at this time. Seatings will be available at 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. and will include 2.5 hour dining time to comply with Oregon’s phase 1 regulations that require dining to be completed by 10 p.m.
Le Pigeon will also still prepare 50 Bird Boxes each week available for pick up! Beginning 7/10, pick-ups will be Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m.
We can’t wait to see you.
Have Chef Gabriel Rucker Cook At YOUR Home
Yes, that’s right. You can now arrange to have two time James Beard-winning chef Gabriel Rucker come to your home and prepare a Le Pigeon meal for you and your friends. Learn a few cooking tricks a la Cookin’ With The Ruckers, or just sit back, and relax with dinner and one heck of a show.This rare opportunity brings the Le Pigeon chef’s counter experience home. 3 or 5-course tasting menus with optional additional items make for a very memorable, intimate dinner for you and your friends (2 to 10 people). For custom pricing, safety inquiries or to book please email [email protected].
Bird Box 4th of July Grill Kits
We have a brand new Bird Box menu for the 4th of July: Grill Kits! These Bird Box Grill Kits feature an entire grill-ready meal straight from the Le Pigeon kitchen. We’re adjusting our pick-up dates so you can have this celebratory box just in time for the holiday. Boxes will be available for pick up on Thursday, 7/2 and Friday, 7/3.This week’s menu features Grill Ready Tails & Trotters Pork Chops, Mac & Cheese Classique, Smoked Pork Baked Beans, Honey Crisp Apple & Napa Cabbage Slaw, and Strawberry Angel Food Cake for dessert ($65 for two people).
Orders will open TODAY at noon (Bird Boxes are available until sold out) for a Thursday 7/2 or Friday 7/3 pickup, between 2 and 7 p.m. at Le Pigeon. We’ve 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 wine picks from Andy and Mrs. Pickles Granola, will open for ordering TODAY at Noon on lepigeon.com.
Andy’s Bird Box 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
Chardonnay, VGW, 00 Wines, 2015, Willamette Valley, OR
00 Wines is a micro-producer (only 2,000 cases annually) based in the Willamette valley but their style is heavily influenced by Burgundy. They even produce a barrel of Grand Cru Corton-Charlemagne every year. 2015 was the inaugural vintage of VGW (Very Good White) employs a technique referred to as “black Chardonnay” which involves pressing the juice and letting it oxidize and turn a brownish color before fermentation; this will actually build up defenses against oxidation in the finished wine! This wine smells of Meyer lemons, hazelnuts and white flowers, it is simultaneously powerful and refined.
Chenin Blanc, Buddha’s Darma, Pax Wines, 2016, Mendocino County, CA
Pam and Pax Mahle started Pax Wine Cellars in 2000. The vineyard fro this Chenin is just north or the City of Ten Thousand Buddha’s (a Buddhist monastery near Ukiah, CA). This vineyard was planted in 1944 and the old vines as well as varied soils make for a really complex wine. This bottling smells of quince, yellow apples, and spice with tons of bright acidity.
Wine Pairing Reds
Pinot Noir, Goodfellow Family Cellars, 2016, Willamette Valley, OR 2016
Marcus Goodfellow left his job at the Heathman Hotel Restaurant in 2002 to pursue his dream of making wine in the Willamette Valley. He continues to hone his craft and the wines get better every year. The hallmark of the Goodfellow style is balancing the abundant fruit of Willamette Pinot with savory and earthy notes. This wine smells of black and red cherries and plums, tobacco and wet leaves. A perfect match to grilled pork chops.
Carignane, Sandlands, CA, 2014
Tegan Passalacqua is the winemaker at Turley cellars and through this position he has traveled up and down California to monitor the various vineyards that Turley produces wine from. Sandlands is his private label that he uses to produce unique expressions of California wine from heritage California vineyards. Often these old vines are planted in sandy soils, that are resistant to phelloxyra. He only produces 4 barrels of this Carignane which is sourced from 2 vineyards. One in Contra Costa Country that was planted in the 1920, and one in Lodi planted in the 30’s. The wine smells of ripe raspberries but is not overly dense or concentrated, there are also lots of spice and savory notes!