Robert Sietsema at Vandaag; Sarah DiGregorio at Xiao Ye
Sam Sifton makes Mario Batali's day by awarding Del Posto four stars -- the first Italian to get the distinction in 36 years -- for "[Mark] Ladner's careful interpretation of Italian cuisine, in which brilliant technique renders incredible ingredients as art." [NY Times]
Ryan Sutton approves of the hog, but not the décor at Nuela, whose "owners seem to think this gutsy, haute-street grub is best enjoyed in a series of red and orange rooms that evoke a discarded set from Sex and the City." [Bloomberg]
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