This was sort of news to us, but mostly because we are an uncultured boor: Autumn is wild game season. Did you know this? Anyway, you do now, and there are a couple restaurants here in town taking advantage of the seasonal beasts and fowl::
Incanto has a limited supply of Scottish grouse, which will be roasted whole and served with a bread sauce. They also have an equally limited supply of wood pigeon, which will be served roasted. According to their press rep., “The birds are imported from Scottland by D’Artagnan as it is illegal to both shoot & serve game birds in this country.” Who knew?
This is important, though: Don’t dilly dally if you think you want to try these dishes. There was some mix-up with the supplier, and they only got one shipment. Get on in there or it may be gone.
In addition, Fifth Floor is also doing a game menu, with slightly greater reserves at hand. They’re offering a Cheuvreuil (loin of venison, fennel and venison “croustillant,” roasted salsify, juniper berry-citrus jus) for $37, Pintade (truffle-braised hen in “fata” paper, brussels sprouts and cranberries confit, truffle bouillon) for $34, and Sanglier (wild boar “pot pie” with a melange of mushrooms, celeriac remoulade) for $33.
You know what they say: ‘Tis the season for wood pigeons and wild boars!
[Photo: Via rick/flickr]