Todd English & Elisabeth English...long lost cousins?

Opening Night of Figs at the old Woodbox was terrific.
An 8:30 reservation was civilized after a crazy Figawi work day and the cozy back room full of “Sconseters” (including Tracy Root, as our server) was intimate and clubby.  The tables were jammed with those lucky enough to get a resy—Marian & Russ Morash of WGBH & PBS fame, Dunn Gifford, Gene Mahon & Amanda Morgan (a bombshell in black 50s-inspired assymetrical chiffon), Bruce & Lisa from Orange St, Janice Rohlf (Editor of Cape Cod Life), photographer Terry Pommett, Toronto atty Michael Hartrick, the Forsters, et al.  At least one guest was spotted wearing currentVintage…!

Highlights:  Fig, Prosciutto & Arugula Salad, Old School Bolognese (a signature dish, but instead of resting on laurels, it rests on fontina burro buso) = outstanding!!  White chocolate bread pudding = elegant and ooohh inducing.  Once it’s on the table, it’s impossible to deny…

Dimlights:  Spaghettini w/ tomatoes, lobster & hot peppers

thePour: Whetstone 06 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Cloudy, unfiltered; bright fruit, slightly sour cherry, spice on finish, $80
Our neighbors enjoyed numerous bottles of Sea Smoke @ $155

Awesome Highlight of Night:
Joking with handsome “Cousin” Todd and wondering if he really thinks I’m his cousin…

theVerdict:  The ceilings are still low, the floors crooked and the candles lit.  Cheers to Danielle and Peter…I think Dexter would be pleased.

Elisabeth, Todd & Mark Donato

Elisabeth, Todd & Mark Donato (Photos Terry Pommett)