The year a wine was produced can dramatically increase its value, especially if it came from an era when bottles were still made from leopard pelt. Taste the past with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $75 for a three-course dinner for two (up to a $150 total value)
- $145 for a three-course dinner for four (up to a $300 total value)
Each dinner includes the following per diner:
- One appetizer (up to a $17 value), such as the pan-seared diver scallop with saffron butter
- One entrée (up to a $38 value), such as the butter-poached halibut or cocoa-nib-crusted rack of lamb
- One glass of wine (up to a $10 value)
- One dessert (a $10 value), such as the hazelnut praline
- See the complete dinner menu.
Restaurant at Applewood
At a candlelit table in Restaurant at Applewood—awarded a Michelin star in 2001 and 2012 and garnering top-ratings from Zagat—gourmet Californian cuisine sings of all things local and sustainable. Chefs Michelle Cerneant and Tyja Taube have imbued their cooking philosophy with green practices, plucking fresh herbs and vegetables from an onsite organic garden for their entrees. And maybe that's the secret to the robust flavors of their miso-glazed California cod, wetted with a ginger broth, and their grilled beef tenderloin, paired with house-foraged hedgehog mushrooms. The six-acre property surrounding the Applewood Inn also features fruit trees, whose yields enable sweet, finger-licking desserts of honey cannoli with figs and apricots.
The consistently fresh dishes complement a wine list pages long. Diners sit back and swirl their choice varietal as they overlook the courtyard near a stone fireplace. Restaurant at Applewood combines international nostalgia—simultaneously reminiscent of a French barn and an Italian Villa—while melding its classic-style dining with its forward-looking use of solar energy and refusal to rely upon imported mountain breezes.