Imagine this. You are in Paris. It is springtime, about 7:43 at night. You are hungry. There is no decision to be made as where to eat. You know the Left Bank is the best side to watch the changing colors in the clouds over Paris as the sun sets. You walk 5 minutes along the Seine to one of your favorite restaurants, Le Voltaire. You see Pierre and he you, and the waiter breaks a familiar and welcoming smile. He knows two seats are available on the patio, so he pulls out the table allowing you to squeeze onto the bench seat shoulder to shoulder with the other diners, and then, he puts the table back blocking your exit. You are destined to eat fine French food without any possibility of escape. He knows your order, as it is the house specialty, Steak Frites. He leaves to place the order and you marvel at the colors in the sky while eagerly anticipating its arrival. Oh, how you long to be in Paris, on the bank of the Seine, enjoying an Onglet Frites while sipping your 2005 Pauillac, and experiencing old world service.
can’t fly you to Paris for dinner on Thursday, but we can get you just a little
closer to Paris than you otherwise would, and can certainly deliver old world
service. Besides Steak Tartare, while in Paris, this is the Cook de Cuisine Chairman’s comfort food.
And, she certainly never misses an opportunity to visit Le Voltaire,
and yes, to say “Bonsoir” to Pierre as well.
Steak Frites are made with Onglet, or Hanger Steak, which also is known
as “The Butcher’s Cut” as it is the one they keep for themselves. We have sourced a high quality, all natural beef for
this dish, which will be served with a Red Wine Shallot Sauce (comes w/ alcohol
Two White Asparagus Add-On Offerings:
Chefs greatly anticipate the arrival of these gargantuan ivory stalks from Europe, which have a diameter of 28 centimeters at a minimum – these are not those skinny ones that have appeared recently in Whole Foods. French white asparagus have a creamy, succulent texture and are meant to be served at room temperature.
White Asparagus Salad with Sauce Gribiche
The Sauce Gribiche, which is similar to deviled eggs, is a salad dressing using cooked egg yolks mixed with capers and cornichons.
Chilled White Asparagus Soup
This is a soup consisting almost entirely of White Asparagus. We will peel the asparagus and create a broth with the skins that will be the base of the stock. The stocks of the asparagus are pureed to give the soup body, while the spears tips are retained for garnish.
Time to Cook: 30 min.
Cook by Day:* Monday
*Let us know at checkout if you are not cooking on the day of delivery and certain items will be left unprepped.
Items included (serves 2)
*Menu items subject to slight variation based on the availability of fresh ingredients; Picture is not necessarily representative of final dish
Meal Contains (including add-ons): Milk (Soup), Wheat
(soup), Egg (Sauce Gribiche). We store, portion, and package various meal
kits containing all eight (8) major allergens (milk, wheat, egg, soy, fish,
shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts) and cannot guarantee that cross-contamination
will not occur between kits.
Add-on Checkout Items