Dinner at Ca Va 
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 3:34PM
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*THIS RESTAURANT HAS SINCE CLOSED*

Ca Va Todd English French, brasserie

OK, so I know that I called Todd English out for his "anti ranch dressing" rant - and - because of this, the thought of dining at one of his restaurants was the last place that I wanted to spend my hard-earned cash.  However, when Dara gave me the choice between meeting for dinner at Park Avenue Summer or Ca Va, I chose the latter.  Why?  First reason: the menu looked more "user friendly" in the fact that there appeared to be at least one dish on the menu for even the most discerning palate.  Secondly, the difference in price between the two restaurants was semi-astronomical.  Hell, at least all of the entrees at Ca Va were under $31; not so at PAS.

Aside from the fact that most of our dishes could have arrived a pinch warmer, I enjoyed every other aspect of my experience at Ca Va.  There.  I said it.  I have officially succumbed to Todd English's delicious spell. 

Here are some stand outs:

Saucisse En Croute / French sausage wrapped in puff pastry


French Onion Soup
(NYC's best, I might add)

Creamy Spinach

Red Wine Braised Beef Short Rib with Roasted Salsify & truffle jus


Truffle Macaroni Orzo 'N Cheese


Chickpea Fries with Red Pepper Harissa & Chorizo Dust

*To view all of my pictures from this meal, please visit Flickr

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