Ok, rather than highjack a thread on Ubuntu, I am following Robert's suggestion to start a new post:
A little background: I've had a craving lately for savory dishes with an egg on top: looking specifically for a runny yolk that will mix in with whatever it tops, improving it...the craving started when I was at Jardiniere not too long ago and ordered salad similar to a frisee aux lardon (only it had roasted squash instead of bacon) that came topped with a slow cooked poached egg...I was so excited by the description, but when the egg came (a long time later, btw, service was very slow), the yolk was not runny! (btw, Hubby claims that I should have known a slow cooked egg wouldn't have a runny yolk, but I disagree: it was slow cooked at very low temp. To me, the whole point is to be able to mix in that lovely runny yolk. with whatever..) I am not in the city much anymore, but I'll put a place with the perfect dish on my list to try as a holiday present to myself!
anyway, I had the craving, it wasn't satisfied, and I can't get the thought of lovely egg yolks out of my mind for some reason. So hounds, where have you had a great one? I know some folks have mentioned the dish with a slow cooked egg at Commis: is that the pork jowl? Is the egg still soft?
and yes, to answer Ruth, I have had the piperade at Piperade. Loved it. It's been a long time though, perhaps it is time to go back....