River Café alums Jess Shadbolt and Clare de Boer are turning out rustic, whimsical dishes that Annie Shi matches with her smart two-sided wine list of French and Italian bottles. The ultra-thin Sardinian flatbread with rosemary and whipped baccalà surrounded by green-tinged olive oil may sway you towards vermentino or another coastal white, like pigato or vitovska; all of the selections make friends easily. The deep flavors in a rabbit-and-white-bean dish or quail with lentils could bring you to Southern France or Corsican reds—both of which are well represented.
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This story appears in the print issue of April 2018.
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