Le Pigeon


Chef Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon - Portland, OR

738 East Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 546-8796
Hours: Sun 5–9pm; Mon-Sat 5–10pm

Ex-Paley’s Place-er Chef Gabriel Rucker has raked in the awards this year (including a 2011 StarChefs.com Rising Star Chef Award). And with his soulful and sophisticated iteration of comfort food, we’re not surprised. An offal and foie wonderland, Le Pigeon boasts one dish in particular that we absolutely cannot stop talking about—his decadent Foie Gras Profiteroles with Caramel Sauce, a sinful (and beautiful) layering of foie if ever we saw one. The open kitchen invites the diner in, and the rustic-chic décor is appropriately Portland—and just as inviting.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Foie Gras Profiteroles with Caramel Sauce and Sea Salt
  • Duck Breast with Duck Skin Creamed Chard, Chestnut-Duck Confit Crêpe, and Balsamic Candied Chestnuts
  • Chicken Terrine with Chicken Heart and Arugula Salad

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