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Good food: Lilia in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

I told you I had dined in two great restaurants here. In reality, there were more – lots more – but three of the most memorable of late are these: Market TableAntica Pesa (more on this one soon) and Lilia.

There is a lot of hype about Lilia. Chef/owner Missy Robbins was reportedly President Obama’s favorite chef based on her work at Spiaggia* in Chicago. She could have opened her first restaurant virtually anywhere but chose my neighborhood. Lucky us.

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Mmm…Pizza

I had dinner at Lucali the other night. It’s a special little restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

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Lucali serves pizza and calzones. That’s it. Take your pick.

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Lucali is BYOB and cash only. Fortunately a member of our party brought a really enjoyable homemade red wine.

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For dessert, we had calzones filled with sweet ricotta, drizzled with nutella and dotted with sea salt.

Miami folks, Lucali recently opened a location there too.

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I ate it: gnocchi with black truffles at Maialino

Giant gnocchi, to be clear.

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I could have eaten about twenty more of them too. When I asked my dining companions if they wanted a taste, I was just being polite. They said yes.

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That’s several thousand dollars worth of truffles pictured above. I assume they’re kept under lock and key.

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Bottega, I love you

While in Northern California, my friend C and I went to Bottega in Yountville for dinner. It had been on her ‘to try’ list for a while and I was happy to play along. C likes good food. I trust her implicitly.

Bottega didn’t disappoint.

Generous wine samples from a charming bartender. A very delicious condiment of olive oil, garlic, red pepper and parmesan for bread.

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