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76 Pleasant Street

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Intimate dining in historic Norway brings seasonality and comfort to the table.
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76 Pleasant Street Restaurant Review

: Enter this historic home within walking distance of the heart of Norway and prepare for a dining experience that combines comfort, elegance and flair. The small dining rooms are rustic, but they’re filled with a more modern décor. Chef Jeremy Donovan brings his creativity not only to the palate but to the eye as well. Start with the figs and Serrano ham with a creamy chèvre and an intense balsamic reduction, then share a dish of smoky mussels with hot chorizo and crisp frites. The native corn and lobster chowder is rich but not heavy, and a salad of sweet caramelized pear with faintly bitter radicchio and blue cheese with a port wine syrup is a good precursor to the exciting entrées to come. Crisp duckling is glazed with a tangy fruit chutney and served with lentils, while roasted halibut adds delicacy to its sauce of tarragon and truffle but still holds up to the flavors. Desserts are simple classics. Red velvet chocolate cake is surprisingly light, gaining depth from its dark chocolate frosting, and lemon mousse with local blueberries is a refreshing finish. The wine list is brief yet the selection covers enough regions and vintages to keep you interested in this romantic, cozy restaurant.

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