TGIF Local Lunch Post – Get Your Fleur de Lis On at La Coop for “Dejeuner.”

Chow-Chow down on this sizzling favorite -Hot Dog Agneau Dorothy, I don’t think we’re at the ballpark anymore. Photo by Jesse Hendrix-Inman

Welcome to the latest whim here at TGIF  – “Pitchin’ from the Kitchen.” Whenever the opportunity presents itself or the mood strikes, I’ll pull someone from the crew over for his or her lunch suggestions.

Today, prep supervisor Jeremy Ferry step up to the plate for La Coop. -Bistro a Vins.

Louisville’s history with France is often traced to the dining table. And yes, the history and the food are rich. A tip of the beret, if you will, to owners Steven and Michael Ton, the creative culinary siblings who brought us Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar as well as Basa Modern Vietnamese; and kudos to  Chef Bobby Benjamin as continuously draws national attention to the ‘Ville.

The latest bistro on the block is La Coop and the block just happens to be the trend-setting stretch that is  NULU.

For an introduction to La Coop, go back to the spring of 2012 and pull up a chair with Robin Garr for a bit of history and some Louisville Hot Bytes.

And now, Jeremy  will put down his knife and put some Parisian lunch vibes on ya’.

One if my most frequent lunches at work is the lamb hotdog, with pear onion chow chow and our house mustard. It comes with fries that are tossed with Gruyere cheese, fines herbs, and duck fat.

When I’m feeling like something sweet I go for the bananas foster French toast. I’ve always loved French toast and it’s such an impressive looking plate with stacks of French toast and bananas drizzled with liquor infused maple syrup.

And one of the more popular menu items, especially with my mom, the pecan salad. Artisanal greens tossed in pear-praline vinaigrette. Shaved red onions, thinly sliced pear, and bourbon-candied pecans. The whole thing is topped off with a scoop of blue cheese ice cream.”

Merci! Garder louisville bizarre et bien nourris – or – Keep Louisville Weird and Well-Fed!