Looking at Lincoln’s Menu: Bistecca Fiorentina and Rainbow Cookies

Lincoln Photo: Robert Wright for NYT

Now that Lincoln is taking reservations, it's about time Jonathan Benno and crew got down to the business of a menu. The Times takes a peek at the as-yet-unfinished collection of dishes, and finds pastas made in a $3,500 Emiliomiti pasta machine (recommended to Benno by pasta wizard-king Michael White), eggplant caponata paired with cod cakes, gnocchi with spigarelli broccoli and finferli mushrooms, plus meatier fare like a 35-day dry-aged bistecca alla Fiorentina. Desserts can skew fancy buttermilk panna cotta in elderflower gelatina, a highbrow tartufo but as with all good Italian restaurants, there will be rainbow cookies. Lincoln will open later this month until then, there's always the Bon Apptit caf.

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