A few people had mentioned Sottovoce in passing, but it seemed like a stuffy, italian food, foreigner haven and I never really had the ganas to test it out. Last night, however, I tried to go to one of my favorite restaurants, Juana M, for its bomb-dig, endless salad bar, but it was CLOSED. Devastated and starving, I went straight to the only restaurant I knew in the area: Sottovoce.
The restaurant had nothing going for it: a pasta-dominant menu, $100 pesos appetizers, a bunch of wealthy old people, but I needed to eat so I sucked it up and played the old "convert to dollars so as to feel better about the prices game."
We ordered the rabbit of the day (conejo a la cazadora) and the lamb involtini. The rabbit was roasted with mushrooms, tomatoes, and the most incredible sauce EVER. And when I say ever, I nearly took it home along with the rabbit bones to make a soup base. The lamb was rolled thin, stuffed with mushrooms and grilled to perfection. It came with fried polenta (key to my heart) and I loved it. A little wine and pure happiness. Sottovoce definitely gets my official stamp of approval.