Times like the opening of Le Coq Rico, which happens tonight. Pertinent facts below:
What it is:
A capacious poultry bistro with a beak-to-tail philosophy and an original location in Paris.
Behind this madness:
An Alsatian fellow who goes by Antoine Westermann and has a three-Michelin-star restaurant to his name.
When you’ll use it:
Power lunches, meals with the Michelin groupie in your life, anytime you walk by and catch the scent.
What you’ll find:
Well, poultry in its many forms. That baeckeoffe we mentioned, which is essentially a giant chicken pot pie with artichokes, potatoes, tomatoes and riesling jus. That can serve four people. There’s a soft-boiled egg that’s been decapitated and filled with salmon roe and served with buttered soldiers of toast, a duck foie gras baked into a pastry... You get the idea.
You’ll also find a bit of seafood—a roasted cod and a Maine lobster... that come with smoked duck breast and chicken fricassee, respectively.
What that looks like:
Right this way into the slideshow, please.