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Fava Bean Crostini back on the menu at Bacco

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Fava Bean Crostini back on the menu at Bacco

nja | May 27, 2003 02:12 PM

In an older thread started by somebody in search of good crostini, I mentioned the fava bean crostini served at Bacco last year. I am very happy to report that it's now back on the menu as a special, and is even better than last year.

What used to be three baguette-sized slices is now two batard-sized slices of bread; easily 50% more food than last year. The bread is covered with a thick later of fava bean paste which is in turn covered with shaves of Sardenian pecorino. The fava beans have a buttery texture and a very bright, fresh flavor. A good drizzle of truffle oil completes the crostini. The cost is $7.50, which includes a small green salad.

On a related note, they were also featuring an excellent squid ink with (very tender) cuttlefish risotto as a special. It was like being back in Venice! The gnocchi was not quite so good: the tomato, sage, and butter sauce was good, but the gnocchi themselves tasted too much like raw flour.

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