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A Voce Restaurant Week (Winter 2008) Lunch Review

kathryn | Jan 23, 2008 09:46 AM

I had a crostini with foie gras/chicken liver and moscato d'asti gelee to start, which was excellent. It was rich, creamy, and sweet on toasted bread. My boyfriend enjoyed his winter soup of artichoke and lamb ravioli. Fragrant, absolutely delicious and perfect for cold weather -- I'm tempted now to see if I can replicate it at home (at least the soup part).

My main was light, chewy priest's collars (circular pasta) with tender circles of squid in a warm, comforting pesto sauce. He enjoyed Maine diver scallops (4 nicely sized pieces) with mushrooms, roasted zucca, celery, gala apple. We both swooned over our mains. (Also noticed a nice pork tenderloin on the menu, as well as My Grandmother's Meat Ravioli -- alas, another time).

For dessert, a very nice tiramisu with toasted hazelnuts and what I believe was a amaretto jelly; he liked his bigne filled with pistachio cream (3 tiny, perfect cream puffs -- take that, Beard Papa) and cherries.

The room was almost full by the end of our meal, and it does get a bit loud, but it was tolerable, at least for lunch. A great deal for a 3 course lunch, in an elegant setting, and with excellent service.

I will definitely be back.

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