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Rubee | Jul 9, 2003 09:05 AM

I just wanted to post a brief update to my previous mediocre experience at Bricco's (North End) last month. I said I'd be back to let them work out the kinks, and I was able to try a couple of dishes Saturday night. I'm happy to say that I'm a fan now. We were meeting friends for late after-dinner drinks, but I made some room to try the octopus carpaccio with mussels salata, and the lobster and mascarpone pasta with caviar cream. The carpaccio was sliced thin and tender (I've had this preparation before and think it's rolled into a tight cylinder and poached, before being chilled and sliced paper-thin), served with fat mussels and a salad of mixed greens. The pasta dish was as good as it sounds - little purses filled with a creamy lobster filling and a cream sauce with a little dollop of caviar.

Speaking of Bricco's - Bill Bradley, who used to make his addicting fried olives stuffed with anchovies and parsley when he was chef at Bricco's, is now serving them at Rustic Kitchen. They're not on the menu (yet) but you can ask for them. They're just as good as I remember...

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