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Becco update

Lumpy | | Nov 6, 2000 12:42 PM

Haven't been to Becco for a while, so we went there after the Rocky Horror Show (in previews -EXCELLENT!).
We had 8:30 reservations, but the show let out earlier than we thought. We were pleased that when we showed up at 8:00, they were willing to accommodate the four of us almost immediately with a table next to the front door (beggars can't be choosers). We didn't want to appear ungrateful, so we took the table. Besides, it was near the maitre-d', so we thought we could get his attention if we needed to.

We ordered the halibut & garlic mashed potatoes (delicious fish - I love halibut), the Lamb chops w/ caponata (caponata too salty), the special whole fish (yummy), and the All-you-can-eat pasta dinner.
The pasta was ordinary and unambitious but good, although the seafood ravioli with rock shrimp was not that good (overcooked and falling apart).

After some conventional desserts, we inquired about the large selection of "Amaro" after-dinner wines. The maitre d' brought the sommelier to the table with four bottles of Amaro for tasting. He proudly displayed his choices to us and told us a little about each, and then let us go at it. At first, ugh!
This stuff is like a combination of cough medicine and paint thinner, but it tastes better as you go along.
They are called "digestivi," and are drunk to settle the stomach, but I don't know...

I would go to Becco again for the friendly staff, the good (but unspectacular) food, but not for the Amari!

It was a fun dinner with friendly staff

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