A spaghetti noodle, much like a swimming-pool noodle, maintains its shape until it's exposed to boiling water or sat on by children. Savor pasta's forced flexibility with today's Groupon to Sapori D Italia in Hockessin. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks for dinner.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks for lunch.
Executive chef Eric Orsetti crafts hearty, modern spins on classic Italian cuisine using fresh ingredients and homemade pastas and sauces. Elegant openers from the dinner menu can silence megaphoned stomach rumblings and include the steamed littleneck clams with sweet italian sausage and ginger-white-wine sauce ($10). Forks sing when sinking into the homemade lobster-and-tarragon gnocchi ($24), fluffy dumplings that come cosseted by a brandy-tarragon cream reduction, diced roma tomatoes, and micro greens that add a splash of color under a magnifying glass. The comforting smoked chili slow-braised short ribs with mashed potatoes and asparagus ($21) inspire diners to pat bellies and chefs' backs.
Midday diners can take in fresh air on the patio as they nosh on dishes from the lunch menu, which features creations such as the meatball-parmesan sandwich with house-made marinara and aged parmesan ($8). Guests can glaze gullets with refreshments from the full bar, including fresh-fruit martinis, such as the caramelized pineapple ($9), wine, or pints of Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA ($6), which should be imbibed in slow motion to last a full hour.
300 Lantana Sq.
Hockessin, Delaware 19707