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Fish Choice at Maialino

LTSomma Jun 30, 2011 12:03 PM

We are planning a 50th anniversary dinner for 15 people in the private back room at Maialino in July.
We need to select a fish course between these 2 choices:

Storione alla Griglia | Grilled Sturgeon & Romanesco


Spigola | Pan Roasted Sea Bass & Sautéed Mushrooms

I have been to Maialino twice now, but have never sampled the fish.
Anyone have any thoughts as between the two?

2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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    rrems Jun 30, 2011 09:03 PM

    i have had the sturgeon (this is one of my favorite fish) and their preparation of it is absolutely spectacular. You can get sea bass anywhere, so however good that may be I would go for the sturgeon.

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    1. re: rrems
      princeofpork Jul 1, 2011 08:08 AM

      Great way to put it. Every place in NYC has Sea bass, very few have Sturgeon. Know your audiance.

      1. re: rrems
        RGR Jul 1, 2011 08:15 AM

        Now that the sable has the "rrems Seal of Approval," I definitely must try it. :)


        1. re: rrems
          LTSomma Jul 1, 2011 09:37 AM

          I agree. I would choose the sturgeon for myself without a thought. However, when it comes to crowd pleasing, going out into uncharted waters can be risky. People like to think they are foodies, but most usually choose the salmon!

          Thanks for feedback everyone ..

          I will report back.

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          RGR Jun 30, 2011 01:41 PM

          I haven't had the sturgeon, but I've had the spigola though with different accompaniment. It was delicious.

          Photo of the spigola at Maialino: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/4503425049/in/set-72157623807616970


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          1. re: RGR
            LTSomma Jun 30, 2011 02:09 PM

            Thanks RGR ,, Your picture is delicious looking!

            I have never had grilled sturgeon, so I was leaning heavily toward the Sea Bass (just to be safe).

            I appreciate the input.

            1. re: LTSomma
              RGR Jun 30, 2011 02:30 PM

              I've never had grilled sturgeon either, only smoked. We've been to Maialino many times and everything we've had there has been excellent, so I'm sure it would be as well. However, I agree that the sea bass is a safer choice when dealing with a group.

              Best wishes to the anniversary couple. 50 years together is definitely something to celebrate!


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