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Porthos | | Dec 15, 2013 11:25 PM

Unfortunately this place is excellent. Unfortunate because the reservation policy makes it tough to plan dinner here.

The pastas and appetizers were outstanding. Very focused in their simplicity.

-fried squash blossoms. The blossom portions were perfectly crispy, stuffed with goat cheese. The zucchini part was sweet and even tastier.

-dungeness crab and avocado crostata. As good as it sounds.

-scallop and uni crudo. So pristine and fresh, it makes me wonder why sushi restaurants can't serve sushi on Sundays if Bucato can put out raw scallop and uni this good on a Sunday.

-spaghetti chitarra cacio e pepe. Delicious

-tagliatelle with ragu bianco. Delicious-est!

-paparadelle with lamb ragu. Delicious.

*really like the texture and flavor of the fresh pasta here. I think I still like the uni spaghetti at Bestia the best, but that tagliatelle with ragu bianco may be a solid number 2.

-grilled shrimp with chimichurri

-desserts were okay. Fried spherical food filled with quince jam dusted with sugar and spice.

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