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The National Debuts New Prix Fixe Lunch 

With its new, 3 course prix fixe lunch, The National offers a commodity not always found along “The Ave” in Greenwich: a real bargain.

Speed and convenience are especially relevant during the day, when some customers need to get in and out quickly so they can hurry back to work or pick up the kids from school. That’s why the new prix fixe was born.

“At all my restaurants, our service style for midday is different than night,” Geoffrey Zakarian told us. “Our lunch prix fixe lets people know ahead of time that for $21 they can come in, enjoy an amazing healthy lunch and be out the door with one of our signature cookies in no time.”

CTBites was recently invited to sample the new lunch menu.  For our prix fixe lunch, we arrived precisely at 12:30, looked over the menu and placed our orders within a few minutes. Beverages were brought post haste.

Around 12:45 we began our appetizer course. First, we tried a salad of young lettuces and pistachios, mixed with Ricotta Salata (a variation of ricotta cheese that has been pressed, salted and dried), then dressed with a Tarragon Dressing. The delicate, slightly crunchy greens were complemented by the creamy, sweet herbal sauce, which in turn played off the salty pistachios and ricotta. Tasty, bright, and nicely constructed, the salad made for a light lunch time starter.

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There a number of fun events for foodies taking place this week.  Find a list of them here.

Lou Gorfain