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My mother was a great cook. My father loved to eat.
I am the Man from Pawtucket and this is my story. Here you will find a collection of observations, from Central Falls to Central Park, from Pawtucket to Paris, about Eating Well. Bon Appetit.

Friday, January 18, 2008

January 8, 2008 Del Posto

Del Posto Ristorante


Last week I went to Del Posto, Mario Batali’s Chelsea outpost, with a friend from California. Despite our table upstairs, which was somewhere between Siberia and no where, we had an enjoyable meal. We ordered a fantastic bottle of Tenuta Friggiali Brunello di Montalcino 1999 ( Sangiovese). For the first course we shared two pastas - spaghetti with crab meat & Garganelli al Ragu Bolognese. For the “secondi”, I had Cacciucco - Italian fish stew consisting of several different types of fish and shellfish cooked in wine, tomatoes, and chili pepper (photo). It was excellent but a little too much oil for my taste. For the dolci, we had the Budino di cioccolato - chocolate pudding, chocolate streusel and whipped cream. The food was good, but I would not say great. But the service was – there when you needed something, not when you didn’t.

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