Metisse or Savann?
For a charming, cozy Valentine's dinner, should I head
all the way uptown to Metisse or try Savann, which
I've heard uneven things about. Or should I just
stick with my reservation at Bottino and go for hip
I ate at Metisse about 2 or so years ago. The place
was very pleasant, though I don't know if I would call
it super romantic. EVeryone else I was with liked the
food much more than I did. I think it was marred by
the use of too intense reductions in the sauces -- they
almost made me appreciate the kind of floury sauces
that you get in Germany. The desserts were excellent
though -- simple and elegant. The one that sticks out
in my mind was a brioche crust topped with caramelized
apples and creme fraiche.