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 â€œSconsetersâ€ (including Tracy Root, as our server) was intimate and clubby.Â The tables were jammed with those lucky enough to get a resyâ€”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.Â At least one guest was spotted wearing currentVintageâ€¦!
Highlights:Â Fig, Prosciutto & Arugula Salad, Old School Bolognese (a signature dish, but instead of resting on laurels, it rests on fontina burro buso) = outstanding!!Â White chocolate bread pudding = elegant and ooohh inducing.Â Once itâ€™s on the table, itâ€™s impossible to denyâ€¦
Dimlights:Â 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 â€œCousinâ€ Todd and wondering if he really thinks Iâ€™m his cousinâ€¦
theVerdict:Â The ceilings are still low, the floors crooked and the candles lit.Â Cheers to Danielle and Peterâ€¦I think Dexter would be pleased.