More like a Caravaggio painting than a place of business, this food shop and wine bar is dark and decadent. The store in front beckons with top-quality comestibles: wild Alaskan smoked salmon, hand-sliced prosciutto from Italy and Spain, more than 300 cheeses, and a dizzying array of wines. Venture farther inside to a cavelike room where you can sit and order artisanal cheeses and smoked meats, as well as an extensive selection of unusual dishes and interesting takes on
classics. Try the burrata cheese with Norwegian herring caviar, pasta with sardines, or Sicilian linguini with red prawns and cumin. The menu features meats, seafood (including a nice selection of raw fish preparations), and vegetarian-friendly items. Reserve a table in the cozy wine cellar beneath the dining room. After your meal, head around the corner to their bakery for rightfully famous breads and sweets.