So today I lost my bet, and took myself out for a nice Italian dinner in Chelsea. I stopped in a spot called Intermezzo and it was worth it. As with most NYC spots small space but done in clean classic lines and colors. Food was fresh and done well, plus they were what serving sizes should be, just enough to fill you up. I ordered the caprese ensalda (mozzarella, tomatoes, EVOO, and balsamic vinegar), penne a la vodka, and of course creme brulee. The noodles were a la dente and the salad fresh. As far as the creme brulee, you could tell they had just pulled it from the fridge and caramelized the sugar mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Overall 4 out 5 forks.