Peppercorn's Grill Marks 25 Years with Tasting Menu

After a short closure for renovations, Peppercorn's Grill in Hartford reopens Saturday, July 12, and the restaurant offers a special Roman tasting menu to mark its 25th anniversary.

The $34 four-course prix-fixe includes a tasting of salads, vegetables, pastas, meats and desserts.

Full menu:

* Insalata Romana (Roman salad of fennel, celery, citrus, favas, crispy pancetta, hazelnuts, and greens tossed in a citrus vinaigrette with shavings of pecorino romano)

* Carciofo alla giudea e Fiori di ZuccaL a sampling of crispy fried Roman artichoke, accompanied by crispy zucchini blossoms stuffed with peppered mozzarella

* A tasting of Roman pastas (served family style) including tagliolini "cacio e pepe": housemade noodles with creamy olive oil, pecorino cheese, and black pepper accompanied by bombolotti all’amatriciana - pasta tossed with crispy "guanciale" pancetta, caramelized onions, and spiced San Marzano tomatoes finished with pecorino romano  

* Choice of Pollo alla Diavola (Roman style bricked free range chicken;) Saltimboca di Vitello alla Romana (sauteed veal, sage, prosciutto in a natural sauce with a hint of Marsala) or Abbacchio a Scottadito (grilled herb marinated lamb chops with a drizzling of red wine reduction and a tasting of wild mushrooms.) All entrees are served with roasted potatoes and Roman style greens with extra virgin olive oil, peperoncino, and San Marzano tomato.

Dessert: A tasting of Roman-style sweets.

This special may not be combined with any other offer, discount, or promotion of any kind.

Peppercorn's is at 357 Main St. in Hartford. 860-547-1714,