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Annunciation Restaurant Review: Intimate, stylish Annunciation feels like a bistro inside and out. Handsome canvas awnings shade the old stone building while crisp white tablecloths and bistro chairs give the place an inviting feel. Chef Steve Manning, who spent several years at the locally beloved Clancy's restaurant, turns out a seasonally changing menu that stays true to its Creole and Cajun intentions. When Louisiana crabs are in season, the chef produces fried soft-shell crab with crab meat meunière sauce. It will vie for your affections with the crab meat, lobster and shrimp risotto, or spaghettini bordelaise with fried oysters. Manning manages to produce two challenging dishes, turtle soup and sweetbreads, both artfully and tastefully, the latter served with gnocchi, pancetta and mushrooms. The best ending to any meal is the chocolate pot de crème. The wine list complements the menu; it's nice to see a crisp Huntington Sauvignon Blanc offered, since it pairs well with so many of Manning's creations.