Lauren Shockey Wooed by Battersby; Pete Wells Unimpressed at Onegin

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Julia Moskin visits Corkbuzz Wine Studio, where over 30 wines provide "something for everyone," though when pairing menu items with wines, "its not easy to form a coherent meal." Her advice? "Skip the clumsy desserts. Sip a raisin-scented Madeira or plummy Porto instead." [NYT]

Robert Sietsema raves about Felidia, which he names as "really one of the best Italian restaurants in the city." His favorite dishes included the tutto crudo, which he calls "unforgettable," as well as the "dope" chicken liver appetizer. [VV]

Pete Wells was all smiles at Nice-influenced La Promenade des Anglais, where the prosciutto and clam croquette has a "riotously creamy, molten core that was something like a clam brandade." Though "there are dull spots on the menu," Wells claims that "the charms of La Promenade des Anglais are real and abiding," and gives it two stars. [NYT

However, Wells was unimpressed by