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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.

Monday, January 25, 2010

That's so cheesy




Thanks to a generous birthday gift from our friends who manage things and automate things, we went to Artisanal for dinner Saturday night. I was surprised to see the place was jumping. We started with a small order of the traditional fondue - a rich, creamy tasty, cheesy blend, followed by a beet salad - endive, walnuts and goat cheese and a carpaccio of yellowfin tuna - shaved fennel and ratatouille vinaigrette. We were seduced by the special of the day - a seven hour braised lamb shank - so decided to share one. Good call - it was delicious. All of this was paired well with a 2008 Bourgogne Aligote from Olivier Leflaive. A selection of assorted housemade petits fours completed a wonderful meal and even better evening with my wife.

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