Sweet Food News
New pastry Chef Lauren Fortgang Sweetens Le Pigeon
Get ready for the Choco Taco
Double dessert duty makes sense, since:
1. Little Bird is Le Pigeon’s spin-off casual bistro project
2. Le Pigeon’s dessert list is ready for some new juice to match Gabriel’s Rucker’s high-flying creativity
3. ahem, Fortgang’s husband, Andy, is the floor general, savvy wine guy and a key player in both ventures.
About that taco which has newly debuted on Le Pigeon’s menu. Think: convenience store Drumstick ice cream cone, but with a high IQ. The homemade waffle cone is shaped like a taco and filled with fresh vanilla bean ice cream, good chocolate and peanuts. But wait, there’s more! All this is served over dulce de leche and a shot of homemade horchata in a sugar-rimmed glass.
The 31-year-old dessert wiz is just winding up with new ideas. But fear not: Le Pigeon’s classics, foie gras profiteroles and cornbread with ice cream and bacon, aren’t flying the coup any time soon.