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Looking for the real thing - not a brick - but nice, smooth and a little runny ---Where should we go?

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  1. I really like the Polenta with mushrooms at L'Impero.

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    1. re: aryn

      Totally agree. They are served together but in separate little pots. Insanely delicious!

      1. re: RGR

        I 3rd this recommendation...that polenta dish is reason enough to head to L'Impero!

    2. Crispo has one with smoked mozzarella and proscuitto that is unreal.

      1. I love the wild mushroom and polenta flatbread at the Orchard.

        1. They have fantastic creamy polenta at 'inoteca, served with delicious sauteed escarole and pancetta.

          1. amazing truffle polenta at Aquagrill, oddly enough.

            1. Assenzio does a nice polenta appetizer with truffle oil and artichokes. Plus, in this weather, one could use some of their suckling pig too.


              1. I had some amazing truffle polenta at Alto. Scott Conant knows what he's doing.

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                1. re: JungMann

                  That would be Scott Conant. And your experience with the polenta at Alto is not surprising because he is also the chef at L'Impero, home of the polenta and mushrooms mentioned above. Since Alto is the more upscale sibling, it makes sense that he'd to kick the polenta up many notches by substituting truffles for wild mushrooms in the L'Impero version.