4 Draught Picks Seafood Stalwart
Locavore David Gunawan broadens his widely hailed farm-to-table mantra at Royal Dinette (page 65), in the heart of the financial district. The space, relaxed but elegant, is a nod to the vintage New York diner. But it’s the chef’s artful use of organic ingredients that’s drawing rave reviews. Past favourites include Pacific halibut with grilled octopus and a bouillon of smoked pork and seaweed (pictured); beef bavette tangles with a heady lobster mushroom ragout and tarragon; and the outstanding six-course tasting menu. Find more, regionally focused fare at the Four Seasons’ Yew (page 66), at Forage (page 67) at the Listel Hotel, and at quick and casual Commune Cafe (page 59).
David Gunawan pairs halibut and octopus