I had a really nice dinner at Recette last night. Did the 5 course tasting with wine pairing ($50 addt'l). There was an amuse of hamachi with uni and harissa (wonderful flavor combo), a tomato with burrata (served with a bit of broccolli - fresh and bright and summery), the single best bowl of corn soup I've ever had (served with foie gras - what's NOT to love?), two perfectly cooked scallops,and some pork belly that thankfully was a bit too sweet for my taste -- I was too full. Dessert included a nicely made raspberry sorbet with peach, and "smores". The wine pairing was really nice and interesting, including a Ramsay Pinot and an Austrian Gewurztraminer, among others. I wish I paid better attention (and had not drunk as much...)
I have only two minor criticisms, other than the somewhat too sweet pork belly.....First, there are a couple of too many tables in the place. My companion was constantly bumped and jostled. Second, the room is loud that the runners serving some of the dishes had thick accents, making it really difficult to hear descriptions of the dishes.
Other than these two things, it's definitely a "go again." It was significantly better than my dinner at Nougatine last week (see my earlier review).
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