A while back Scarpetta was celebrating its second birthday with a special 4 course menu, just as they had done for their first birthday. This is one of the best dining deals in NYC so if they do it again next year (around early-mid May) don't miss out. It's 4 courses PLUS wine pairing for $50+t/t.
The lovely bread basket with that delicious stromboli.
For the first course both my friend SM and I chose the creamy polenta with mushroom fricasee. I still haven't had polenta this creamy anywhere else and that fricasee has a terrific truffle smell that hits you very quickly.
For our second course we both had the spaghetti with tomato and basil. I can't say enough about this pasta. One of my all-time favorites. This portion is smaller than the full priced portion, but not by much.
For my main I had the black cod entree. Good fish, decently crispy skin.
My friend had the halibut and seemed to like it.
I don't remember what either of the desserts were.
The wine pairings were nice and the sommelier was quite enthusiastic about the selections.
I fully expect to be back next year as this is just a value that's too hard to pass up.