Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Emperor Caligula famously elevated a plate of lasagna to the Roman Senate. Feast on political recipes with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare at Mulino's Restaurant in Northampton.
From their kitchens on the second story of the Baystate Hotel, the chefs at Mulino's Restaurant plate up hearty portions of authentic, sophistated Italian eats. Broiled Maine mussels ($7.95) click Morse code messages to the linguine with clams ($16.95), and mushrooms and sweet wine mingle to create the flavors of the chicken marsala ($16.95). Cooks stack the veal saltinboca high with prosciutto, mozzarella, and roasted red peppers ($22.95), making it the perfect pedestal for catching glimpses of the Roman-style penne alla vodka’s pancetta peaks ($14.94). Wine may be tippled by the glass, bottle, or through a penne noodle, and desserts such as crème brulee ($5.95) and tiramisu ($5.95) sweetly seal the meal.
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.