In November, Our Man Sietsema liked the appetizers at Abe and Arthur’s, the former nightclub turned comfort food emporium. Well, the comfort factor has been ratcheted up even farther with new menu items that seem designed to reduce you to a drooling, blanket-swaddled version of your former self.
In the steaks and chops area, things get very old-school. There’s tournedos rossini garnished with seared lobes of foie gras. Tournedos are cut from the center of the tenderloin, and the dish is named after 19th-century composer Gioachino Rossini, who loved to eat anything with foie gras and truffles. There’s also an Oscar cutlets preparation: the meat topped with crab, hollandaise and asparagus. Even the winter greens salad escapes austerity with the addition of something called “exploding blue cheese,” which turns out to be breaded croutons filled with molten blue cheese.
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