Poorly trained chefs think it’s necessary to throw pasta against the wall to tell if it’s cooked and throw eggs against the wall to tell when they’re hard-boiled. Spring for professional preparation with this Groupon.
$49 for an Italian Dinner for Two (Up to $120 Total Value)
The dinner includes:
- Two appetizers, such as PEI mussels or grilled pepper shrimp (up to a $16 value each)
- Two entrees, such as goat-cheese gnocchi, squid-ink fettuccine, or spice-rubbed hanger steak (up to a $29 value each)
- Two glasses of wine, such as the Damiani Wine Cellars pinot noir or the Agua de Piedra malbec (up to a $15 value each)<p>
Many chefs spend their nights toiling in hot kitchens trying to get orders ready for busy dinner services. Pasta chef Blanca Rincon spends her hours in Spina’s sleek, peaceful dining room, where she forms saffron-infused gnocchetti and squid-ink fettuccine before diners’ eyes. Beyond the handmade pastas, guests enjoy trattoria-style small plates, such as meatballs made with a mixture of veal and pork, PEI mussels, and littleneck clams on the half shell, as well as fresh fish of the day and dry-aged steak entrees. General Manager Matthew Harrell curates a wine list with selections from traditional wine regions of Italy and Argentina, as well as bottles from wineries near the Finger Lakes, a region previously known only for its amphibious high-fives. Artwork and the eatery's exposed-brick walls around small, candlelit tables make for cozy dining experiences.
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