Esteemed French Chef Antoine Westermann recently opened his first New York City restaurant. It’s called Le Coq Rico: The Bistro of Beautiful Birds. And when you want beautiful birds, D’Artagnan is the place to find them.
Steve Cuozzo’s article in the NY Post tells how Chef Antoine met with Ariane and tasted many chickens to get the perfect bird for his bistro. Ariane developed a unique program with our Mennonite farmers to create a bird of rich flavor, much like the poultry served in France. Our PA farm now raises heritage breed chickens to 120 days of age specifically for Le Coq Rico.
Here are a few photos from the first tasting at our former Newark, NJ office.
We are proud to work with Chef Antoine and the farmers to get a chicken that is just right for Le Coq Rico. A beautiful bird, indeed.