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210 23rd St. (Collins Ave.) Send to Phone
Innovative but surprisingly comforting contemporary cuisine.

Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Talula Restaurant Review

: Chef Frank Randazzo carved a name for himself at the upscale Argentine steakhouse The Gaucho Room while his wife Andrea Curto-Randazzo was winning recognition as chef at Wish. Settle into one of the plush red banquettes or take a seat on the outdoor patio. Talula's take on Sonoma Valley foie gras atop blue corn cakes with caramelized pears, candied walnuts and a drizzle of chile syrup makes other versions seem like chopped liver. An appetizer of barbecue quail with oyster mushrooms, sweet potato agnolotti, and brandy-porcini demi-glace likewise pairs high quality ingredients in a cutting edge but still comfortable manner. Entrées further display the ability of these chefs to create impressive combinations. Pan-roasted monkfish is boosted with shellfish, porcini mushrooms and a French lentil-and-duck ragoût; and a hefty pork chop is filled with pine nuts and manchego cheese and served in a pool of quince-rosemary jus. Desserts bring more happy marriages, like the peach tart with pink peppercorn ice cream and Muscat wine syrup.


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