100 Favorite Dishes: No. 84, Bar La Grassa's gnocchi with cauliflower and orange
By now, most of us know Bar La Grassa boasts a mean Italian menu, paired with a top-notch wine list and served in a cozy, elegant atmosphere.
This spot has been a favorite since it opened in 2009 and while most -- if not all -- dishes come highly recommended, the gnocchi with cauliflower and orange is among their most prized entrees.
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The pillowy potato dumplings are just the right weight, density, and size. The cauliflower is abundant, but thinly sliced. The sauce, a buttery-orange glaze sprinkled with chives, is subtle, and doesn't overwhelm the gnocchi.
Bar La Grassa's gnocchi with cauliflower and orange is a seemingly simple dish, but all the understated elements blended together make this meal what it is. It's that subtle effort, far from a boastful production, that lands this one in our top 100 favorite dishes.