Kookoo for Le Coucou…NYC–

KAPOWY!  There is a new French joint in New York City…it’s called Le Coucou…it ROCKS!!

Above you see me pressin’ the flesh with the mastermind here, a dude called Daniel Rose.  After a brief chat we discover that he and I both have the same birthday, June 7, and now we are buds for life…jaaa!  More importantly, he is a Chicago-born French-trained chef–did lots of studying at the Bocuse cooking school in Lyon among other places…has two highly rated restaurants in Paris right now…and lucky for us he has decided to open a place here in America–on the corner of Lafayette and Howard Streets down in the Soho section of Manhattan, to be more specific. . .mmm, aaaahh!

Being a midwestern boy makes Daniel eager to please all of us diners, and I am happy to report that he is succeeding in spades.

For our meal we are devouring the warm oysters, the housemade veal terrine, the endive salad thing, a lobster tail thing, another foamy thing with a lobster claw on it, a “tout le lapin”–aka whole rabbit cooked with magnificence and gloriousness, and a seafood soup thing that is magical. . .all is magnifique!…totally delectable…what an honor to eat here.

Everything is washed down with a reasonable and fun bottle of Puligny-Montrachet that makes us smile real big-like.  And for dessert we gobble the house rice pudding with caramel sauce, a grilled pineapple thing, and a puff pastry souffle-type thing. . .all perfect with coffee and tea–oui, oui, oui!!

So, if you wanna ingest some fine French food that is prepared with the highest level of technique and served with the maximum level of warmth and efficiency in a setting that is scintillating and invigorating, then make your way over to Le Coucou on Lafayette Street in lower Manhattan. . .you will be ever-thankful that you did and enjoy the heck out of this place–I gar-ron-taaaayy!

To see more stupendous images from around planet Earth simply click on a location of your choice in the category menu on the ‘About’ page of this blog. . .do it. . .so much to see and eat and sooooo little time.

It’s lovely out there.

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