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The Leopard At Des Artistes In NYC Upper West Side, An Elegant Restaurant To Revisit Over And Over Again

Located in the iconic Hotel Des Artistes, The Leopard at des Artistes specializes in classic Southern Italian menu that highlights hearty dishes like pasta, vegetables, and cheese as well as mouthwatering entrees using fresh ingredients.

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Enjoy an elegant dining experience at The Leopard at des Artistes, a beautifully restored restaurant off Central Park West. The unforgettable dining experience - complete with a mesmerizing decor of lavish, early 20th century paintings on the wall and delicious menu of classic Souther Italian cuisine - will make you want to come visit the restaurant over and over again.

Grilled Octopus

The perfectly cooked, tender grilled octopus with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil is placed on top of crispy heart of escarole salad, celery, Castelvetrano olives, and pickled onions tossed in lemon dressing. A garnish of parsley adds a final touch to this marvelous antipasti.

“Grano Saraceno” Fettucine

The al dente fettucine made with wild buckwheat has an interesting grain-like texture. The pasta is dressed in savory and light marinara sauce with chunks of cherry tomatoes and basil.

Sicilian Couscous with Shellfish Ragout

There is no shortage of seafood in this traditional Sicilian dish. Over a bed of couscous are generous portions of shellfish, including mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari, and scallop. The dish is served in a skillet that keeps the dish warm for the entire time.

Duck Breast “Porchetta”

Sliced pieces of pan-seared duck breast in “porchetta” style is placed over a glaze of sweet and sour aged balsamic vinegar with pickled raisins, and served with a side of vegetable caponata composed of squash, eggplants, and more. Toss in some fennel pollen and cipollini, and you have the perfect entree to make your mouth water.

Lemon and Limoncello Semifreddo

Inside a "dome" of cool, lemon custard is a thin layer of moist vanilla cake. The semifreddo is placed on top of creamy yet refreshing lemon crème anglaise paired with two raspberries and mint.

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