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Le Cirque Pops Up on the LES

If Le Cirque has always felt a little too frou-frou-fancy, but you still want an excuse to experience it, "The Feast: L.E.S. Cirque" pop-up kicked off last night and will spend the next three nights hosting dinners inside the Hotel on Rivington. Le Cirque's executive chef Craig Hopson is heading downtown and wants the menu to be a little more "downtown," too. What exactly does that mean? Cocktail pairings with three-course meals, where one ingredient is spotlighted each night. (It also means more Katy Perry playing in the rooftop penthouse-turned-event-space.) Check out our lobster dinner last night. More

Thanksgiving Menu at Le Cirque

First Course Butternut Squash Bisque cranberries and duck ham Le Cirque Salad Nantucket Bay Scallops apple gelee and mustard seeds Second Course Porcini Risotto Chestnut Pappardelle Fonduta Ravioli Main Course Roasted Organic Turkey huckleberry stuffing, brussel sprouts, and sweet potatoes... More

Bruni Loves Le Cirque (Sort of)

Today Frank Bruni restored the third star he had taken away in 2006 from Le Cirque, and yet he sounded more resigned than excited. The review sounded obligatory. After reading the review a few times I felt that Bruni didn't... More

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