We were there on a quiet lunch time, but it was to be fully booked that night and the more there is the merrier, to really give it a sense of occasion. Upon being shown to our table in the main dining room which can be used as a ballroom, Laura had seriously transformed Barbetta in 1962 to create the first elegant Italian restaurant in New York as a backdrop to the cuisine of Piemonte which Barbetta serves. It is no wonder that such an iconic interior and backdrop had attracted filmmakers and TV producers such as Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and others to have their movies and TV series filmed for <The Departed>, <Celebrity>, <Sex and The City>, <Mad Men> and so forth as early as in the 1950’s.
<San Daniele Prosciutto imported from Italy with a fantasy of Melons> (2003)
<Gnocchetti ai formaggi Piemontesi> (2001)
<Maine Diver Scallops capped with a julienned Yukon potato crust, over a tasty fresh tomato herbs sauce and baby Bok Choi> (1998)
<Lemon and Pistachio Tart> (1998)
<Gianduja Chocolate Cake> (2009)