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David W Mar 5, 2006 09:17 AM

The restaurant hides behind a door on Lafayette. There are no windows, but the interior is warm and welcoming. They have a nice list of wines by the glass (I had a very nice glass of Nebbiolo). They offer 4 types of bread-I enjoyed the olive bread and the 7 grain.
The house-cured duck breast was terrific, smokey and moist. The risotto was quite complex, with squash and mushroom and drizzled with balsamic.
Scallops (4) were perfectly cooked, with oxtails. I've never quite understood the combination of these two, but they were seperated by mustard greens so you can combine them or eat them apart as you choose. The oxtail was full of flavor, a bit sweet.
And a cavatelli with oxtails (can't have too much), white asparagus and Spanish goat cheese.
Everything was good, balanced and full of flavor. I found it all a bit heavy, and so skipped dessert (but I wanted the spiced doughnuts).
Overall, very nice-just go hungry.

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