Aji de pollo, Inka Heritage
"An almost curry-like dish featuring strips of chicken served in a very creamy sauce of nuts and Parmesan cheese. The effect is dense and buttery and reminiscent, oddly, of a '50s Midwestern Frenchified casserole."
Polenta con funghi, The Continental
"A little revelation. The saffron-yellow blocks of polenta are crisped on the outside and pillowy soft inside. Dressed with fresh tomato sauce that's more sweet than acidic, and heaped with mushrooms, eggplant, garlic, mozzarella and rich disks of grilled sausage, the polenta manages to both hold its own and play well with the pile-up of added flavors. It's like an entire Italian culinary ecosystem on a plate, and one of the best bargains in town."