People eat three times a day to prevent mouthy mouths from brashly blurting out their distaste for the rest of the digestive system. Today’s Groupon prevents inner-system quarreling by subduing chatty cheeks with inventive French and Asian eats. For $17, today’s Groupon gets you a three-course prix-fixe menu at A Little Café in Voorhees, New Jersey—a small, intimate establishment that sates sophisticated appetites with sizable portions of eclectic French- and Asian-inspired dishes. This Groupon can only be applied toward the prix-fixe menu.
Over the course of three courses, A Little Café’s chef-owner Marianne Powell leads adventurous forks through a gourmet garden of forking paths with her prix-fixe menu. Start the repast with crab cigarettes—one of the cafe’s signature dishes, which rolls crab meat in crispy, thin crêpes paired with a spicy chili sauce. Once you’ve inhaled your last cigarette and exhaled a cloud of crustacean ghosts, chase it with a soup or salad, such as a spinach salad with gorgonzola or French onion soup. Savory seafoods—such as the Norwegian salmon crusted with walnuts and drizzled in a banana berry brown butter sauce—and redder meats—like Marianne’s veal meatloaf stuffed with red peppers, spinach, and provolone cheese in a wild mushroom marsala demiglace—await unsuspecting palates in the third course. For the final course, your server will describe in loving, almost obscene detail the night’s assortment of desserts, then bring you the one most likely to keep your belly’s sweet tooth from jabbing you in the liver. A Little Café is BYOB, so take the opportunity to show off the homemade wine you fermented out of old baseball cards.
The miniature restaurant’s candlelit interior welcomes diners with vibrant yellow walls, peach ceiling tiles, purple linens, purpler takeout bags, hand-painted flowers, and vases of three-dimensional fresh flowers. Squeeze into the intimate eatery with a foodie friend and experience the giddy thrill of gourmandizing inside a kaleidoscope with today’s Groupon to A Little Café.
Zagat gives the food at A Little Café an impressive 25/30 rating. Five Insider Pagers dish an average of four stars, and five Citysearchers give an average of 4.5. > * …when chef-owner Marianne Cuneo Powell cooks her “rich” and “inventive” Eclectic fare, the flavors and plates are “big” – and “you’ll leave full”; fans add that the “attentive” staff also makes this “pound for pound one of the best around.” – Zagat > * I have gone many times and never been disappointed with my meal. The staff is knowledgeable and warm. Everything from the appetizers to the desserts are interesting and delicious. – Trish P., Insider Pages > * The classical music makes for a romantic atmosphere… and the dishes are imaginative and delicious. The service is friendly and efficient. And get the chocolate heaven for dessert. – jlevas, Citysearch