Italy has given us legendary works of art, from the evocative paintings of Caravaggio and da Vinci to the miniature meat sculptures of Boyardee. Admire edible Italian masterpieces with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get an Italian dinner for two (up to a $73.50 total value) at Bleu Evolution. The dinner includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $10.50 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $23.50 value each)
- Two glasses of wine (up to an $8 value each)<p>
Bleu Evolution’s quirky, chandelier-lit trattoria harbors hungry diners and a menu of house-made pasta and Italian fare. Once seated among the rustic walls and drapery, duos strap on their snorkels and dive into appetizers, such as the escargot or radicchio risotto with thyme and grana parmesan. Cooks splash house-made pappardelle or whole-wheat fettuccine pasta with a choice of sauce, such as veal bolognese or San Marzano–tomato marinara with turkey meatballs. Sharp knives carve meaty morsels from the peppercorn shell steak, which arrives with brandy-cream sauce, mashed potatoes, and sautéed string beans. As diners nosh, bartenders shuffle behind the full-service bar, helping clear palates with sips from the extensive wine list, which includes Italian varietals. During warm weather, Bleu Evolution’s outdoor patio surrounds meals with foliage, stone walls, shade from table umbrellas, and spice-enhancing sunbeams.
808 West 187th Street
New York, New York 10033