What to get on Scarpetta anniversary menu?
Scarpetta has a great deal this coming week -- four course prix fixe plus wine pairings for $50/person. Here's the menu they are offering, and I would love to hear suggestions of what we should get for each course. Thanks in advance!
BEET & LA TUR SALAD
frisee, radicchio, trucioletto vinaigrette
ASPARAGUS & MUSSEL SOUP
basil & spring vegetables
BRAISED SHORT RIBS OF BEEF
farro & vegetable risotto
fricassee of truffled mushrooms
tomato & basil
AGNOLOTTI DAL PLIN
filled with mixed meat, fonduta & truffle
spring vegetables, guanciale, truffle zabaglione
roasted fennel, concentrated tomatoes
MOIST -ROASTED CAPRETTO
fingerling potatoes, pancetta & rapini
pickled ramps, potatoes, braised oxtail
white asparagus, fingerling potatoes, riesling-mustard emulsion
We're going to this tonight so will report back but based on reviews I've read my husband and I are planning on ordering the following
1) Short Ribs and Polenta
2) Agnolotti and Tagliatelle (however, had heard that the spaghetti is their signature dish)
3) Capretto and Turbot
I've never been so would love to hear people's thoughts!
My husband and I also went last night and thought it was very good. The bread basket was delicious. I enjoyed the food but I'm not sure whether it would warrant another visit from me.
We had the following -
-short ribs (I'd order this over the polenta)
-Agnolototti (this was delicious and the wine pairing went really well with this dish)
-I can't remember the name but it was a panna cotta with coconut gelato (I think). I was hoping for something chocolate-y but this was pretty good.
I went last night (Monday) and had:
- Creamy polenta
- Black Cod
- Banana budino with pecan gelato
Everything was outstanding and the portions are very generous. The dessert in particular was usual size. I was almost bursting by the time we left but I didn't leave much behind on my plates!
The wine parings were also excellent - btw if anyone can get me a list of what they were would be very appreciative - some are direct sourced by Scarpetta but I understand others are available at Astor wines.
The wines - three glasses proper glasses (not tasting size) are included in the $50 price for the meal.
What a rare treat: the anniversary dinner at Scarpetta gave guests what might amount to $150 in food and wine for $50, without any sense that they were being treated any differently than if they dined there on the full-priced menu. We enjoyed the anniversary prix-fixe menu on Thursday evening and were delighted by the food, the wine and the service. Chef Conant and his staff are to be congratulated for the gift they gave their guests this week. I'm sold: I'll be back and gladly pay full price for Conant's wonderful food.