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Kumeu River Pinot Gris 2011; Villa Blanche Pinot Noir 2013; Tagus Creek Shiraz Touriga Nacional Rose 2011

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I doubt that my asparagus can be all that “locally sourced” if I’m eating it in Soho
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Shared tables make fellow diners too close for comfort
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