Skate fish of the day – Le Pigeon

Skate fish of the day - Le Pigeon
5 course tasting menu $85
Le Pigeon, Portland OR

I can’t remember the last time I’ve had skate, but this was prepared well. I will say that the dish was very salty so it was difficult to eat the entire thing. This was probably my least favorite dish of the meal.

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Foie gras eggs and bacon – Le Pigeon

Foie gras eggs and bacon - Le Pigeon
Smoked foie gras, foie scrambled eggs, croissant, bottarga, maple. 5 course tasting menu $85
Le Pigeon, Portland OR

Omg, this was SO good! I wish it was a little lighter (there was foie everywhere!) or had another fresh ingredient, but honestly I didn’t mind too much. I just felt guilty eating all of it, hehe.

Cocktail and rose wine - Le Pigeon
Cocktail and rose wine.

Tuna and watermelon tartare – Le Pigeon

Tuna and watermelon tartare - Le Pigeon
Watermelon dashi, sweet and spicy pickles, lime aioli, crispy rice. 5 course tasting menu $85
Le Pigeon, Portland OR

This dish was just so fresh, bright, clean, and delicious! I loved the way they made the watermelon and tuna similar in appearance. It was like a surprise to see if you got a piece of watermelon or tuna before you took a bite. Yum!

Bread and salted butter - Le Pigeon
Bread and salted butter.

Halibut and fava bean – Le Pigeon

Halibut and fava bean - Le Pigeon
Fava bean puree, ancho chile puree, summer squash and porcini salad, porcini mushroom puree.
Le Pigeon, Portland OR

I generally don’t get excited over fish dishes, but this was delicious and refreshing. The halibut was cooked perfectly – still tender and flavorful. The other ingredient and sauces were amazing with the fillet. Omg, I loved the ancho chile puree especially. Noms!