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Incanto "Quinto Quarto"


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Incanto "Quinto Quarto"

Robert Lauriston | | Feb 20, 2007 04:55 PM

Finally got around to trying Incanto's "Quinto Quarto" fixed-price offal dinner

- crisp-fried sweetbreads with soft noodle-like beef tendon, minutina, and fresh chiles: amazing, the best thing I've eaten in months, sort of Sichuan-Italian fusion

- Sicilian-style spleen panino: this was a variation of an item on the regular menu that night!

- pork tripe, beans, and blood cooked in a pig's bladder: also amazing

- whole roasted lamb's head smothered in onions (whole meaning one whole head per person: jowls, tongue, brain, eyeballs): tasty and lots of fun to eat

- candied cockscomb with candied kumquats, blood orange, and mint: very nice light dessert after the rich food

Cost $65 per person, optional $30 wine pairing was well worth it, the wines were very well matched.

I highly recommend this if you like that sort of thing. Book a week ahead for a party of two or more. I suggest not too many more as you're more likely to get more insanely labor-intensive items (like the bladder) with a smaller party.

Speaking of offal, the 4th annual head-to-tail dinner is May 21. They're also having a book-signing dinner for Marco Pierre White on May 8.