For the first time since the 1970s, an Italian restaurant in New York has four stars. Just now Sam Sifton awarded his first fourspot to Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and chef Mark Ladner's Del Posto. He uses the word extraordinary five times in the first two grafs:
Del Posto’s is a pleasure that lasts, offering memories of flavors that may return later in a dream...Del Posto is now among the very best restaurants in New York City. What was designated a three-star restaurant by Frank Bruni in this newspaper in 2006 has become a four-star one.
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· Del Posto [NYT]