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Fiamma Capitulates


As we noted yesterday, the SoHo Italian restaurant Fiamma jacked up its prices, while reducing choices and banishing luxury ingredients from the kitchen, not long after Frank Bruni awarded three stars. Bruni took them to the woodshed in the Times dining section.

Hours later, Fiamma waved the white flag. Chef Fabio Trabocchi e-mailed Frank, and announced that prices would be lowered once again—not back to November 2007 levels, but to lower levels than they’d been just twenty-four hours earlier.

Mr. Trabocchi said that he and Mr. Hanson decided today to lower the three-course prix fixe from $92 to $85, the five-course from $120 to $105 and the seven-course menu from $138 as of early this week to $125.

Anyone want to take bets on how long this lasts?

Reader Comments (2)

Fiamma remains my favorite restaurant despite the war on prices...I am sure that running the high quality restaurant costs a bit...
but if you have not tried it yet, the portions are great, and the quality of the ingredients is superb!! alwasy a memmorable experience! I dont mind paying a bit extra for superior quality, it is absolutely worth it. compared to other restaurants the same price, chef trabocchi definitely is superior in his kitchen and menus. lets try to focus on the cooking not on price, because if not, soon we will have no where ot eat in NY!!

March 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterxocolat

I have not yet tried it. Thanks for the recommendation.

March 13, 2008 | Registered CommenterMarc Shepherd

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