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Tejal Rao writes about the East Village's classic French fish bar:
"There are whelks at Prima, where the French chef David Malbequi poaches them for half an hour in aromatic water then chills them in their shells. Prima opened in the East Village last fall, the second restaurant from Hamid Rashidzada and Greg Seider, who met while working at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Mercer Kitchen and went on to open Summit Bar together. They have not gussied up Prima with silly maritime knickknackery--knotted ropes, vintage photos of ships--to indicate that they are serving fish."
Photographs by Liz Barclay
Published on June 8, 2012