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Paul | Jan 6, 2006 09:48 AM

Went to Prezza last night. I managed to convince the kitchen to do a degustacion menu of the following items:

* Wood Grilled Quail, butternut squash risotto and aged balsamic
* Ricotta Ravioli, sausage, roasted tomato, toasted garlic, broccoli rabe and Parmigiano
* Potato Gnocchi, braised veal breast, caramelized onion, roasted tomato, and Parmigiano
* Chestnut Raviolini with pulled duck, butter and Parmigiano cheese
* a side of White Beans with olive oil and Arugula
* a side of Polenta with tomato, basil and Parmigiano

The quail was grilled to perfection but the risotto was too cheesy for my taste. The pasta dishes were very tasty but were all served on the same plate. As a result, the sauces mixed, which was very dissapointing. The two sides were excellent. Nevertheless, I still consider Bricco as a better place for modern/interesting pasta dishes. A similar tasting menu at Bricco just blew my mind away.

However, I was pleasantly surprised with their wine prices. They have a half bottle of a pretty good Zinfandel for $15 and few other half bottles in low $20s. I never expect to see such wine prices at a place of this caliber.

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