I had a fantastic lunch with one of my co-workers today! We met one of his friends at a little French brasserie somewhat close to our office called Les Halles located on 15 John Street in the Financial District. A-mazing. I’ve been there once before and has the Salad Nicoise which was so good, and had a good amount of their fries, 🙂 but today I decided to try something new.
They had a special menu for the month of November highlighting their wild game, so I decided to be adventurous and try the Wood-Roasted Pigeon served alongside a salad of radicchio, watercress, sliced apple, endive, pecans and cranberries. Seriously, imagine the most tender filet mignon you’ve ever had melded with the juiciness of roast duck. Bottomline – try pigeon. My socks were completely knocked off! It’s not as greasy as duck, but still has some of that richness… yum oh yum oh yum.
I was left with that really satisfied feeling that accompanies a fabulously prepared meal. Not stuffed, but 100% satiated. The pigeon was not huge as you could imagine, but it is rather fatty and is served au jus so the richness of the dish makes up for what may seem to be lacking in size. 😉 Honestly people, try some wild game next time you can… you may be as pleasantly surprised.