Parcelles is another newcomer located in a space that dates back decades. You’ll get both charm and sophistication from the menu of French classics with clever contemporary touches, such as a chou farci, or stuffed cabbage, whose minced pork is injected with rich foie gras and flecks of pistachios. There’s also a starter of slightly-seared scallops done up escargot-style with parsley and butter, and topped with thin, salty slices of guanciale.
Run by a young couple who’s enamored by hearty, homestyle French cooking, this is still white tablecloth territory but a bit more fun and fresh, courtesy of the occasional Michael Jackson playing overhead. In other words, it’s a great place to bring your parents, but you can still show up in sneakers and jeans without them telling you to beat it.
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