Let your eyes wander from the Carnevale Studio bungee chairs to the Fog Linen aprons worn by the staff, and take in all the beauty and brands. It might come in handy later, as just about everything you see-from crockery to utensils-is available for sale in the surrounding floors of ABC Carpet & Home. And of course, everything is gorgeous; for many, the setting alone is worth a trip. The eclectic menu can seem hard to pin down but it is infused with South American flavors (and drinks). Start with a bright red celebration of the season in the tomato and peach gazpacho with chili and basil. Finish with a wedge of wonderfully moist almond sponge cake frosted with almond-kissed buttercream, and maybe a salted caramel cookie filled with "impossible" dulce de leche.
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