Santa donates his old Sleigh to ''La Cigogne' restaurant on Union street in Caroll Gardens
Santa and the folks at "La Cigogne", the Alascian restaurant on Union Street in Carroll Gardens seem to have quite a nice friendship. Everyone's favorite bearded, older gentleman just parked his sleigh in front of the neighborhood restaurant and left the following note:
"After 50 years, I have decided to donate my old sleigh to my dear friends at La Cigogne. I made a brand new one much more comfortable for my old back.
Please take great care of t, as it took me all over the world.
Do not forget to leave your Christmas letter in the mailbox below so that my Elves can get them to me on time.
The 10 Best Restaurants In Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens
A Brooklyn family-friendly neighborhood, Carroll Gardens sits right next to Cobble Hill, Red Hook, and Gowanus. Along with the quaint central park and eye-catching brownstones, Carroll Gardens is the perfect place to stop for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. As the name of the neighborhood suggests, many of these restaurants have backyard gardens to make you feel right at home. Here are our 10 favorite spots in the area.
LA CIGOGNE RAYONNE À BROOKLYN
Carroll Gardens, dans l’Ouest de Brooklyn. C’est dans ce quartier à la mode, deve - nu en quelques années le plus cher de New York, attirant cadres sup’ et familles BCBG à quelques encablures de down - town, que deux anciens colocataires français venus pour - suivre leurs études aux États-Unis décidèrent d’ouvrir un French Bistrot proposant une cuisine made in Alsace. Le nom était tout trouvé avec La Cigogne, l’emblème de la région.
In Alsace, France, storks are symbol of happiness, luck and faithfulness. Every spring, the 'cigognes' migrate from Africa to build their nests on rooftops and chimneys all around Alsace, where their return is cause for celebration.
We may not have storks here in Carroll Gardens, but one only need go to La Cigogne at 213-215 Union Street to celebrate spring and the cuisine of Alsace. The spacious eatery features alsatian specialties like flammekuchen, spätzle, regional charcuterie and cheeses. Pair any dish with a Kronenbourg beer or a Gewürztraminer, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this unpretentious neighborhood eatery.
"La Cigogne" a fait son nid à Brooklyn
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For anyone who ever thought that the world needed more spatzle, your prayers have been answered. This new Carroll Gardens Alsatian serves four preparations of the hand-cut noodles: in a light cream sauce with mushroom; with a beer-marinated beef stew; with tomato sauce, spinach and gruyere; and with salmon, seafood, green beans and spicy tomato sauce. They, and a variety of tarte flambees, are the menu’s focus.
This Alsatian newcomer is named for the stork, a symbol of the eastern French province, where one of the owners, Damien Frey, was born. (The other is Jeremy Andre.) Though the chef, Pascal Sevrin, is from Lyon, the menu features Alsatian dishes like spaetzle done as “mac and cheese” and tartes flambées, including a vegetarian one and a couple for dessert.
Alsatian cuisine comes to Carroll Gardens at La Cigogne
Just open since June, La Cigogne brings the cuisine of Alsace to Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. “Cigogne” means “stork” in French, not that anyone couldn’t tell, with numerous large stork drawings adorning the walls and accentuating the playful French decor. Large glass doors in the front of the restaurant make room for choice outdoor tables.
The French restaurant La Cigogne opened on Union Street in Carroll Gardens June 9, just in advance of the World Cup. Some distance from the neighborhood’s cluster of restaurants, the new spot has a strong Alsatian feel, offering tartes flambées and other dishes such as spätzle.
La Cigogne fait son nid à Brooklyn
Damien Frey et Jeremy André sont formels : « on a tout fait nous même! » Les deux amis français viennent d’ouvrir un restaurant dans le quartier de Carroll Gardens. Une tablée française, sur Union Street, avec « des spécialités alsaciennes » dont le doux nom est « La Cigogne ».
Alsatian Restaurant With Gluten-Free Tarte Flambée Heads to Carroll Gardens
CARROLL GARDENS — A new restaurant is bringing a taste of Alsace to Carroll Gardens this summer with one of the French region’s most popular dishes, a tarte flambée.
La Cigogne which means “stork” in French, plans to serve gluten-free, whole wheat and flour options of the famous snack, a flatbread-like dish that’s traditionally served with onions and crispy bacon, said owner Damien Frey.