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Been to Follia, Boka, Pane Caldo, Aigre doux lately?

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  • ljero May 10, 2007 09:53 AM

Has anyone been to any of the above lately? Have sister in law in town and need some seriously good food for her...any thoughts?

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  1. I love Boka. The food is very good, and if the weather is good, the outdoor seating area is gorgeous.

    I've been to Aigre Doux once for lunch. I thought the food was very good, but not outstanding. I think that my expectations were too high, based on all the hype the restaurant was getting. Aigre Doux definitely has proponents on this board though.

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    1. re: SuzMiCo

      thanks! i love boka, too, but have not been since new chef took over 3/1/07--have you? if so, what did you like-last time she was here from NYC took her to le lan and had bad dinner by the new chef-so need to make sure this one is better? the dinner is tonight and the patio is open, so I thought it would be a great venue to sip somme wine and catch up. aigre doux seems too trendy and loud for that...

      1. re: ljero

        I didn't realize that Boka changed chefs. The last time I was there was in January, so I haven't experienced the new regime yet.

        1. re: SuzMiCo

          It is a chef from Trotters. I will let you know how it is...

          1. re: SuzMiCo

            SUZ: Did not make it there last night as sister in law did not make it in town. Once we go, though, I will let you know on this thread how it was!

            1. re: ljero

              Thanks!

      2. I went to Aigre Doux for dinner and thought that it was spectacular in every way. You can read my report, and those of others, at www.chowhound.com/topics/365436

        1. I've been to Boka, Follia, and Aigre Doux within the past two months, so I've had the pleasure of experiencing the new chef at Boka. Of these three, I would say Boka had the best food, followed by Aigre Doux and Follia. All three courses I had at Boka were flawless - the potato soup, duck breast, blood orange creme brulee, and the service was fantastic. At Aigre Doux, I was not so excited by the artichoke soup, and while the turbot was good, I did not like some of the accompaniments as much, and the panna cotta was good. Obviously all a matter of personal opinion, but those are my thoughts!

          1. My wife and I had a sensational meal at Boka on Friday night. After reading some of the posts on Chowhound and realizing that we would be in the area of Boka I snagged an early reservation and we proceeded to enjoy one spectacular meal! I will write a report on each course for the discussion group but overall we would have to give the service and the food the highest marks. Flawless.

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            1. re: dlpens

              I am going to Boka in near future, glad to hear it was so enjoyable for you and i'm anxious to read your course report.