Had lunch there about 3 weeks ago.
I haven't posted about it. Why? I think there was some subconscious inkling that people really aren't all that interested in panini here... unless it's some elderly Italian dude making it.
I think it was probably unfair on my part to even think that way.
This place is earnest. They're trying hard. It's a good place.
The very pretty smothered tomato with tuna "confit". Tomato was too firm and not flavorful enough (which is usually the case with very firm tomatoes).
Crostini with truflled egg salad and shaved speck was fine. I've seen others comment about it; maybe I'm just getting over truffle oil, which has recently been debunked as not real truffles.
We had a couple of very nice panini. Great bread, great fillings. The fried eggplant was pretty spectacular, in particular.
Didn't try it but should have:
All of the sweets up front looked delicious. Especially if you prefer brownies and cookies to more exotic fare.
We sat in their dining room in the back, which is a little drab but I imagine it's nicer at night, with the lights dimmed. They played Big Star on their sound system all through lunch, which might have been a first in the borough?
We will go back for lunch or dinner soon.
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