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

Photo: Hannah Whitaker

In the magazine this week, Adam Platt pummels two upscale dining rooms. Caravaggio employs Euro staff and larded, $40 entres 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 wont endure. Txikitos 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.