The artichoke ($11) is steamed an intriguing shade of green, one that will never appear in fashion forecasts. The innermost leaves and furzy parts have been weed-whacked, leaving a deep well for the fever-yellow sauce, a mustard vinaigrette so thick that when the leaves are torn off and dipped, it coats them without dribbling. When the outer bits are exhausted, the heart remains. Carved into a perfect circle and gobbed with oregano, this small green puck is so perfect that other diners may distract you by pointing at the weird metal frieze hanging over the entrance as they try to snatch the morsel... More >>>