Went to Valentino/Vin Bar last night for the "Appetite Stimulus" menu. The Vin Bar room is adorable, comfortable and welcoming. Fiance & I started with Calamaretti and assortment of cured meats (proscuitto, salame, etc). The Calamaretti was tender and crisp and served with a lemony aioli sauce. Entrees included Pappardelle Al Cioccolato (Chocolate Pappardelle with lobster ragu) for me and Chicken Parmigiano for my SO. The pasta dish was fantastic - rich sauce with huge chunks of lobster meat. The chicken was tender and melted in your mouth, but the potion was a bit small (it was served with a few roasted postatoes and some delicious vegetables drenched in butter). For dessert, we split a Cannoli and Almond Panne Cotta. Both were very good. We also had a nice bottle of Dolcetto (for around $40). Our bill was around $120 before tax - pretty reasonable for great food and ambiance. The only complaint was the lack of attention from our waiter. Granted they were busy, but we should not have had to wait close to 20 minutes for our bill (especially after we asked the waiter for it twice) - we finally flagged down the bus boy who brought us the bill and ran our credit card. Felt like the bus boy did a better job as our waiter.
Good news is that they are running this special ($35 for 3-courses) till the end of December!