the other day, nina, her parents and i sampled todd english's olives in charlestown. though the restaurant was struggling a bit to keep up with the diners, the food was fundamentally good.
of particular note was an appetizer of black truffle flan, still warm and sprinkled with generous slivers of truffles, served atop a mixture of pan fried mushrooms and foie gras in a demi glace reduction. what a treat!
jeffrey steingarten agrees about the need for foie gras.