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berna | | Apr 20, 2007 04:31 PM

Had dinner last nite at this new outpost for chef/owner Marco Canora's talent. I think he has hit a home run! The restaurant looks similar to his place, Hearth, in the EV. Although I always enjoyed my meals a hearth, it was alittle out of the way to bring us back regularly. But i know I will be back to Insieme Manytimes. Along with master wine person (don't know how to spell that somm... word), Paul Grieco, they have created a quiet sanctuary just north of times square. Paul started us with a wonderful white wine that I wish i could remember the name of. Then I had the crudo, tuna, salmon belly and yellowtail, each prepared differently wih the best (and they were all good) being the yellowtail which was served in an " ice "shot glasss with little pearls of what I thought was mango. Whatever, it was great. My dining companion had the wagyu beef and asparagus in a nice broth with la tur ravioli--yum!
Next I had the Med. bass saltimboca, which was a perfectly cooked piece of fish with crisp skin on top, a couple of sage leaves,tempura style, and a wonderfully crisp triangle of proscuitto, over a bed of wilted spring onions. My friend had the salmon which looked as good as she said it tasted.
For dessert I opted for wine, and again was directed to a lovely semmillion. My friend, a sweets freak, had the Affogato, vanilla gelato with espresso poured over. She left none--I guess she liked it.
In any case, cudos to Paul and Marco for this lovely addition to midtown which is only 3 subway stops away.

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