When Pangaea—the earth's greatest rock supergroup—broke up, many fans blamed it on the high-heeled wiles of Europe's inseparable girlfriend, Italia. Discover a sweeter side to the globe's Yoko with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare at Mulino's Restaurant in Northampton.
Located on the second floor of the restored Baystate Hotel, Mulino's Restaurant turns its chefs loose to cook sophisticated, generously portioned Italian cuisine. The bistecca peppercorn stars a New York strip encrusted in peppery kernels and topped with a flourish of horseradish cream sauce ($22.95). More meaty dishes include the filleto del porco, which wraps a fig-and-gorgonzola-stuffed pork tenderloin in prosciutto ($17.95), and the salmon barolo ($16.95), in which pan-seared fish plays nice with roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, and splashes of red wine, orange juice, and basil sauce. Between bites, diners may admire Mulino's interiors of wrought iron, dark woods, and amber walls void of cryptic caveman drawings.
From their kitchen stations on the second story of the Bay State Hotel, the chefs at Mulino's Restaurant plate up hearty portions of sophisticated Italian cuisine. Piled-high plates showcase tender linguine, spaghetti, and fettuccine clinging to gorgonzola cream sauce, italian sausages, veggies, and julienned strips of chicken. The aromas of wine-coated salmon and grilled beef tenderloin also fight for the attention of diners who are taking their time with their wine, served by the glass, bottle, or through a penne noodle. Desserts such as crème brûlée and tiramisu sweetly seal the meal.
41 Strong Ave.
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060