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red cat

yvonne johnson | | Feb 18, 2001 11:07 AM

Had dinner last night at Red Cat, 227, 10th ave , (b/w 23 &24), 242-1122. Good, earthy, flavorsome, unfussy cooking, with Mediterranaean influences. Has a bistro feel.I had fried sardines to start, quite large still with bone in: succulent. I also sampled the pear with stilton salad-good too. My main calf’s liver was juicy and tasty. Warning: these are much thicker slices than the norm (around one inch thick). I originally asked for med-rare, but this seemed a little underdone and I requested medium. There was no fuss in returning the dish for further cooking. At medium, the liver was still pinkish in the middle, as I like it. Simply presented with greens with galic. And, oh, the accompanying fries were fantastic! Some of the best I've tasted in a while. I sampled the fruit tart with cream. Again very good.

This is a very attractive place. Warm colors, on the small side, but tables not crowded together. Service attentive.

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