Adam Platt Senses Madoff at Caravaggio; Make Txikito’s Patatas

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Photo: Hannah Whitaker

In the magazine this week, Adam Platt pummels two upscale dining rooms. Caravaggio employs Euro staff and larded, $40 entrées to form “a kind of intimate uptown refuge for the [owners’] traditional plutocrat clientele.” Downtown, Hotel Griffou may soon find that when its “food borders on the grisly, the scene probably won’t endure.” Txikito’s Alex Raij shares her in-season recipe: "Patatas a la Importancia." Finally, Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld discover a curious take on Game Night: Starting Wednesday at Char No. 4, “call two days ahead to preorder a whole smoked game bird, each of which comes with a different side dish like dirty rice.”