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Penati al Baretto Restaurant Review: Chef Alberico Penati has brought upscale Italian cuisine to the romantic Hotel de Vigny just off the Champs-Élysées. The dining room is subtly decked out with wood-paneled walls and warm shades, a bar with a huge counter and a patio in the back, destined for smokers. The chef honed his chops at Il Carpaccio in Le Royal Monceau hotel and Harry’s Bar in London. He delivers authentic dishes, prepared via traditional recipes from various areas of Italy. His skills are manifest in enhancing the fare with proficient cooking and suitable seasonings. Based around quality ingredients, the menu features an herb-aromatized broth filled with stewed fish, scampis and vegetables, and palatable spaghetti with sardines, a traditional selection from Sicily that is flavored with fennel. For dessert, we especially recommend the take on the chocolate bar, a crunchy biscuit made of Gianduja with Piedmont hazelnuts. To top it all off, a wide range of cocktails such as the Bellini as well as Italian vintages are suggested to accompany the meal. Nice and efficient service overseen by Sandro Funaro.