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jgreen7292 Feb 4, 2007 08:10 AM

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

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  1. aryn RE: jgreen7292 Feb 4, 2007 08:13 AM

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

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      RGR RE: aryn Feb 4, 2007 09:28 AM

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

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        nyufoodie RE: RGR Feb 4, 2007 11:08 AM

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

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      haleyjen RE: jgreen7292 Feb 4, 2007 09:23 AM

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

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        Desidero RE: jgreen7292 Feb 4, 2007 12:54 PM

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

        1. rose water RE: jgreen7292 Feb 4, 2007 03:41 PM

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

          1. Melanie RE: jgreen7292 Feb 5, 2007 12:58 PM

            amazing truffle polenta at Aquagrill, oddly enough.

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              Peter Cherches RE: jgreen7292 Feb 5, 2007 05:11 PM

              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. JungMann RE: jgreen7292 Feb 6, 2007 08:01 AM

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

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                  RGR RE: JungMann Feb 6, 2007 08:10 AM

                  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.

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