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One Great Plate: Boudin Noir Tart

Written by A.J. Fox on . Posted in Eat & Drink, Posts

Boudin Noir Tart   RESTO IS CURRENTLY serving a perfectly seasonal dish: a rich and meaty, sweet-and-savory tart made with pork, onions, cheddar, oats and pears. Oh, and blood.   If that ingredient makes you squeamish, you are not alone. “It tastes better with beer,” says Chef Bobby Hellen, possibly noting my apprehension. Despite the [&hellip
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One Great Plate: Classic Chocolate Birthday Cake at LEVANTeast

Written by A.J. Fox on . Posted in Eat & Drink, Posts

      I WAS SUSPICIOUS from the very beginning. “Is it some sort of cake-flavored ice cream with a butter-cream foam emulsion thing?” I asked the friend who raved about the birthday cake at new Lower East Side eatery and lounge LEV- ANTeast. “No,” I was told. “It’s straightup birthday cake.” I was intrigued. [&hellip
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