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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

L'Abatros scores Bon Appetit mention

It's always good to see this area recognized nationally for its food scene. That's again the case on Tuesday (Aug 24) when Bon Appetit magazine's September issue comes out.

In its feature "Best Daily Specials in America" Bon Appétit recognizes L’Albatros Brasserie and Bar for its Shrimp Scampi with Quick-Preserved Lemon and Fennel on Polenta. The article says: "L’Albatros brings a taste of France to Cleveland’s University Circle neighborhood. Cassoulet, bouillabaisse—and even escargot—show up on the menu. But the restaurant also dabbles in other regions of the world. There are pizzas, a burger, and this delicious take on shrimp scampi, and American classic."
It even gives the recipe for this dish at

I raved about the cassoulet at L’Albatros last February, when readers of this blog got a preview of that same excellence. (Rather than look through the archives you can go there directly by clicking on

To see the daily specials that Bon Appetit recommended throughout the country visit


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