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22 E. 38th St. (Madison & Park Aves.) Send to Phone
A rare taste of Ligurian cuisine enlivens this hotel restaurant.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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: Chef Joe Catalano (formerly of Pazzo Pazzo and Chanterelle) uses his skills to offer a rare taste of Ligurian cuisine within what might be just another hotel restaurant with imported Italian flavors. Appetizers such as the grilled seafood sausage with fennel or the tomaxelle (grilled veal with sweetbreads, pignoli, golden raisins and a port wine drizzle) are sure to please. Choosing an entrée proves difficult with choices ranging from homemade ravioli stuffed with robiola cheese and a hint of truffles in zucchini sauce to the perfectly herbed Chilean sea bass served with sautéed baby onions on a bed of sweet pea coulisse. There's also the tagliatelle with baby shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, arugula, garlic and oil. Dessert deserves a tasting as well, especially the caramelized peaches served with white chocolate mousse or the chocolate lava cake drenched with crème anglaise. Savor your sweets with a delightful vino santo or go for the grappa. Mainly, however, just enjoy the complementary mélange of flavors.
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