Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own
Didier Pawlicki, the chef and owner of La Sirene is one of the most earnest and passionate restaurateurs around.
Having eaten twice before at his other New York spots, I was super excited to attend a press dinner at La Sirene, one of his oldest and most acclaimed restaurants.
Didier offers a classical French menu filled with family recipes that are truly delightful. Do try his rendition of “Escargots À La Bourguignone” with butter and garlic sauce. I couldn’t stop dipping his house made bread in the leftover sauce long after all the escargots were gone.
I also love his “Ravioles De Royan Au Comté” an uncommon dish made of tiny little “Ravioles” which are rarely found outside of France. These are stuffed with comte cheese and covered with a truffle cream sauce.
You basically can’t go wrong with much on La Sirene’s menu. Everything is made with a personal touch as Didier is intimately involved with all that’s going on in all his restaurants.
La Sirene offers a great selection of French wines from small-estate vineyards, imported beers and a full bar. You can get a great deal for the “3-Course Early Bird Dinner” (5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Sun.-Thurs.) for $35.00.
Here is some of what we ate: