To kick off a series of posts on a week-long swath of culinary destruction I embarked upon a few weeks ago in New York, this is one of Myra’s favorite dishes – and now one of mine – from a longtime favorite of hers and her sister’s, Cavatappo Grille, on the Upper East Side.  Luxurious strands of pappardelle coated in a umami-soaked sauce, full of shreds of seared duck that have still hung onto their rich flavor.  All enjoyed in good company, of course.

Cavatappo Grill
1712 First Avenue,  New York, NY. 10128

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