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Dinner at Louro

I know I’ve mentioned Louro before because my friend Dave is the chef there! I went there on Friday night with a few friends and it was really exciting because none of them have had Dave’s food before. I’ll always adore his food — maybe it’s the richness of the dishes, the flavors, or maybe it’s the fact that he usually has a lamb dish on the menu (my favorite lamb dishes in the city have always been something he’s made). I’m also always in awe of him: how he seems to never run out of food ideas, and how Louro became a reality rather than just a dream. After having so many Dave dishes for the past three years, he always manages to surprise me.

As you probably know from some of my previous restaurant posts, I do not review restaurants because of obvious conflicts of interest. That being said, here is my dinner at Louro in photos.

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Seared foie gras with roasted cauliflower

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Gnocchi romano with truffle cream and cipollinis

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Lobster risotto with Himalayan rice

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Mushrooms with sea buckthorn, hazelnut, and puff pastry triangles

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Seared scallops with tangerine, pumpkin seeds, and fennel butter

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Orecchiette with escarole, cannellini, and garlic broth

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Duck pate with black truffle and picked red onions

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Lamb chop for two (more like six! The meat just fell off the bone and it was so juicy. I really did dream about eating it for two days straight but then again, you guys have no idea how deep my love for lamb is.)

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Peanut butter pain perdu

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We were in such a food coma that I cannot remember what the other two desserts were. I think one was a pineapple cake with coconut ice cream and I think the other was pear crumble with olive oil ice cream…

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Dave took care of us way too well.

I went back to Louro again for Sunday evening snacks before jetting off to visit a friend and eat more snacks at Rouge and Canon. I can’t wait to go back, and I also want to go back on a Monday night for his Nossa Mesa Supper Club dinners at Louro. I’m already at looking at dates for my next weekend trip back to New York. Hopefully this summer…

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