Review Roundup: Ma Peche, Fornino & The Lion
This week in reviews, Ma Peche gets praise for it's Beef Seven Ways, even great toppings can't help the pizza at the new Fornino, and Anito Lo finds another fan in Gale Greene. Read on and let us know what YOU think about these recently reviewed spots.
Sifton says that while the food at Ma Peche isn't "as precise or
magical" as it is at David Chang's other locations, it is still strong.
He also writes that the Beef Seven Ways is "deeply satisfying and
utterly over the top." Two stars.
also reviews Ma Peche and declares it one of New York's best
steakhouses. "Think of it as an easier-to-get-into Minetta Tavern,
minus the glamour." Three stars.
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and Under, Cafe "At Your Mother-in-Law," is a Korean-Uzbek
restaurant in Brighton Beach's Little Odessa, serving authentic,
interesting international cuisine.
Cheshes files on the new Fornino in Park Slope, where he says the
grilled pizza is an acquired taste. "Despite the mix of vibrant
toppings, the crust is so lackluster, the pie falls flat."
Green loves what Anito Lo is doing at the recently reopened Annisa.
"Clearly she is focused for now on Annisa, cooking herself, as male
star chefs rarely do these days."
Cuozzo says that while The Lion may be the latest hot spot, it has
good food too. "The Lion in no Hotel Griffou or Kenmare, downtown
"scenes" in vain search of cuisine - it's a real restaurant with decent
food." One and a half stars.
Richman is a fan of Didier Elena, the new executive chef at Adour
Alain Ducasse. "[His food] is so appealing, so absolutely convincing,
that if Adour doesn't thrive under him it might be that classic French
food is doomed."
Sietsema finds a new spot for Kyoto-inspired cuisine, at Momokawa,
where obanzai, Chinese wonton soup and a warm conch and asparagus salad
are just some of the notable dishes on the menu.