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Peasant

Bill L. | Jul 25, 2002 02:19 PM

On the recommendation of two Italian friends who said how authentic the Tuscan food is at Peasant, I went there last night. The meal was very good, other than a little NoLita attitude from a cranky waitress. Highlights include a fresh and even somewhat light, Tuscan bread and tomatoe salad, a spectacular sliced lamb and polenta dish, and a roasted cornish hen stuffed with sausage and other stuff served with great roast root vegatables. The hen was spit roasted over an open fire in the kitchen. The steak was also very good. One dish I wish I had was a roasted suckling pig. Maybe next time. The bread is from Sullivan Street and was, as always, delicious and served with a great, light flavored olive oil and some cheesy/butter like substance that was very good. The flourless chocolate cake was just fair. But overall the meal was very statisfying. Of course, since the menu was in Italian, the sourly waitress had to translate virtually everything.

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