Restaurateur Stephen Starr is on a hot streak as of late. With the great Italian inspired fare at Upland, the upscale British pub fare at The Clocktower, he now brings fantastic French to Soho with Le Coucou in the 11 Howard Hotel. Starr has a knack for picking awesome chefs, and Chef Daniel Rose is no exception. After a meal there last week, I'm happy to tell you that Le Coucou is one of the Best restaurants to open all year. With spot on service, a great setting, and fabulous food, this restaurant should be on your radar. I'll be back soon, and I hope to see you there!
Start with a taste of Summer with their salad of tomatoes and peas, refreshed with strawberries and pistachios. Fresh, vibrant, light,- Summer in your mouth. Then maybe some big eye tuna with asparagus and smoked wood vinegar. #perfection
The most perfectly cooked tender duck comes with cherries, foie gras, and black olives. #Amazing One of the dishes of the year is served at Le Coucou, a fan favorite, and a must order. It's their pike quenelle with lobster sauce (which has lobster in it!) and it's truly magical. After my first bite, a culinary orgasm commenced. #yesplease
Don't skip dessert at Le Coucou either, because it's sweet perfection too. Both desserts I had were unbelievable. Chiboust a la vanille with red wine cherries is a cream pastry that will melt in your mouth. Chocolate Mousse is so amazing that you will be just a magician like me and make the entire bowl disappear in an instant. #Magic
See you at Le Coucou soon. A taste of Paris in Soho. French Magic awaits!
138 Lafayette St. (and Howard St.)
New York, NY 10013