Most modern cuisine is a continuation of classic dishes, just as a computer is a slightly modified typewriter and a washing machine is a river in a box. Revel in palatable progress with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Italian and Latin cuisine, plus a dessert sampler (a $15 value), at Prophecy in White Plains (a $65 total value).
Prophecy combines an eclectic menu of pasta, steak, seafood, and delectable desserts with an inviting dance floor awash in deep purples and mood lighting. The citrus-marinated shrimp ceviche tangos across taste buds ($12), and imported mozzarella whispers conversational Italian to baby arugula and roasted peppers ($12). Prophecy’s chefs handcraft pastas, such as the pappardelle with a pork-shoulder ragu ($18), and fire up classics such as the marinated strip steak alongside seasoned fries ($27). A customizable small-tastes menu lets diners sample servings such as bottle-fed baby artichokes or garlic mashed potatoes ($5 each; $13 for three; $20 for five). Dinner builds to a sweet crescendo with the multifarious dessert sampler, an impressive tower of gelato, apple strudel, crème brûlée, cheesecake lollipops, warm crepes, and chocolate lava cake that, if pierced with a fork imprecisely, can engulf a small mountain village.
Prophecy's chandeliers sparkle with glints from the fireplace and the soft lighting that effervesces from suspended lamps framed in sheer fabric above each tall black booth. The full bar glows with translucent, illuminated tables, at which patrons can pause, sip a cool beverage, and verbally rehearse dance routines to bust out on the ample wooden dance floor.