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 Treva in West Hartford. Choose between two options:
* For $15, you get $30 worth of Northern Italian fare for lunch.
* For $20, you get $40 worth of Northern Italian fare for dinner.
Treva piles plates with rich pastas, crunchy paninis, and other traditional Northern Italian fare from its dinner and lunch menus. Long strands of pasta shimmy under a shower of pecorino cheese and black pepper in the tonnarelli cacio e peppe ($14), and athletic incisors can swim laps in the savory juices of the bistecca, a bone-in new york strip steak ($26). At lunch, delectate a porchetta panini stuffed with pork and rosemary ($9) or crunch the fresh apple and almond slices that garnish a fresh latugga salad ($7). Diners may also opt to sip an artisanal cocktail ($9–$12) from the extensive beer and wine menu to help enhance the subtle flavors of the tablecloths and napkins.
Treva Restaurant & Bar
At Treva Restaurant & Bar, owner and head chef Dorjan Puka emphasizes simple, peasant-style Italian dishes of homemade pasta and rustic prosciutto, earning his restaurant a favorable feature by the New York Times. Northern Italy’s rich culinary traditions dominate his menu with creamy polenta, savory cured pork, and hearty servings of fresh fish and pheasant. In the bustling kitchen, chefs attack their craft with a focus on handmade authenticity, their hands waving as fast as a caffeinated weatherperson’s as they make their own stock and forge ravioli, gnocchi, and tagliatelle by hand.
In the dining room, guests enjoy brunches of panettone french toast with mascarpone cheese or dinners of tender strip steak as they sip smooth Tuscan wines or cocktails and martinis. A contemporary European vibe permeates the decor, with decades-old photographs of pastoral Italian scenes dotting walls the color of whipping cream and butter. Minimalist chandeliers, meanwhile, nod to an industrial aesthetic, with their bare bulbs casting warm light over polished black tabletops and Old World–style wood chairs.