Tonight I'm going to Umbria and next week Davide. I've never been to Davide but I was at Umbria in November for the BCAE's Monday Uncorked event which featured an absolutely phenomenal tasting menu with wine pairings. I still drool when I think about it.
And not Restaurant Week related, I was at Saraceno and Monica's Restaurant last week. I had been to both once before and enjoyed them. Both have relatively authentic cuisine. I was a little disappointed that in a year Saraceno's menu hadn't changed, but my tagliatelle was still fantastic. At Monica's we started with the chicken liver pate' toasts and I went for the duck gnocchi. We skipped dessert and headed to Villa Francesca for tiramisu at the bar. That place has become a weekly favorite. Their entrees are way too expensive, but the house salad is great.
And - anyone here work in the food business who would be willing to chat with me about it? I'm desperately seeking a career change.