Convivio's lunch and it was kick-ass.
it with three stars. Ever since then, Spam and I have wanted to eat Micheal White's Italian creations. Yet, I was still surprised when Spam called me Tuesday saying "2:15 tomorrow, we're going to Convivio for a high speed power lunch." Okay, yeah, well, okay.
this Chowhound thread. Duck sausage? Duck sausage! For the first course, I went for the housemade duck sausage with braised green lentils and vin cotto (Salsiccia d'Anatra). Everything was perfect, the sausage was flavorful and well-spiced, but not gamey or too greasy. The lentils were soft, but not over-cooked, and the vin cotto gave a little sweet vinegar kick at the end.
At the end of our rushed meal, both of us were satiated and happy. With each dish, everything complemented each other, not one component stuck out like a sore thumb. We also didn't leave sluggish or too full to return to work. As for the crowd and interior, We were mostly surrounded by an older crowd and lunchers who could linger, yet that didn't deter from the experience. The decor is soothing and bright, I noticed the whites and silvers more than the reds. The service was friendly and seemed to understand that we were supposed to be at our desks. Convivio is doing what should be done: putting their best foot forward for Restaurant Week, giving high-quality food so that maybe we'll enjoy our experience and come back for dinner. And it worked. I'll be back with Brownie sooner rather than later.
45 Tudor City Place