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altobarb Oct 10, 2006 06:16 PM

I've done a search on convivium and aside from a reference to steak for 2, I find no info on what dishes are not to be missed at Convivium.

Going there tonight (yes, short notice--sorry!) and wondering what the seasonal and non-seasonal specialties are. Any chowhoundish dishes not to be missed? This is my chance to really order anything I want!!!

Many thanks in advance for any advice you care to share!

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    parkslopemama Oct 10, 2006 07:29 PM

    The rabbit stew with rosemary is great, if you like flavorful, somewhat salty food.

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      lizwarton Oct 10, 2006 08:39 PM

      Recently had the Oxtail Papardelle which was excellent. Also, try the seafood tapas for two as well as the Salt Crusted Lagoustines - a personal favorite. Enjoy!

      1. funkymonkey Oct 10, 2006 09:44 PM

        i really enjoy their artichoke appetizer. also, had a quail and risotto entree there recently that was out of this world (but it was a special). and i think they have some sort of duck-filled pasta that was excellent too.

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          Marion Morgenthal Oct 10, 2006 10:32 PM

          We love the chicken liver appetizer. Can't remember specific mains, but have never been disappointed.

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            Matt M. Oct 11, 2006 01:55 PM

            We loved the artichoke appetizer and the chicken liver appetizer. Both were very flavorful, but no overdone. I believe all of our entrees were specials the night we were there, though.

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              altobarb Oct 11, 2006 07:17 PM

              Thank you all for your suggestions.

              We had a wonderful dinner and look forward to going back. We started with the fish appetizers for 2--some were good, a couple were great, none were bad. My husband had the rabbit and rosemary, which was really delicious with a light and buttery sauce and served on some magical mashed potato squares. I had the Portuguese fish stew which I liked a lot--light but flavorful tomato-based broth, clams, some kind of white fish (cod?), mussels, shrimp and lobster (which was rediculously messy to eat). The sum was definitely greater than its parts--I'd recommend it. And service couldn't have been better.

              Now I'm wondering what took me so many years to try this place!!

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                Fleur Oct 12, 2006 11:05 PM

                CONVIVIUM is wonderful. The romantic, European wine cellar setting, the excellent food and fine service make it a memorable dining experience.

                The first course salads are unusually good. The pasta dishes are heavenly. The half moon ravioli with duck are heavenly, and the home made pasta squares with chicken livers and peas is absolutely delicious. The pasta is IMO as close to Italy as you can get.

                Main dishes are interesting and good.

                Desserts are lovely.

                An excellent wine list.

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