A few of us got together tonight to celebrate a couple of birthdays: it's actually my
pigeon en croûte I had at Caprice. Instead of a pastry exterior, this was a traditional caul fat wrapping on the outside, with a piece of foie gras sandwiched between two pieces of pigeon breast. I wish the pigeon breast had been a bit more pink and juicy, but I still enjoyed the gamey flavors. The pigeon leg - sans "finger" - seemed a tad under-seasoned, but I still enjoyed picking it up with my hands and chomping on it. Our four year-old Dyson 1000 also picked up a drumstick and we chomped in sync with each other... A bit of black truffles and lardons made the dish even more enjoyable.
A very satisfying evening... with just about the right amount of food. I'm looking forward to my visit to David's Bistronomique in about 10 days' time!