The border between France and Italy is formed by a great big linguini slathered in béchamel sauce. Try a taste of the Old World with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of rustic French and Italian dinner fare at Fraiche Restaurant. This Groupon is good for dinner at either the Santa Monica or Culver City location. Reservations are required.
Start a romantic evening with a shareable appetizer from the menu, such as the salmon tartare with avocado ($16) or the creamy Italian bBurrata cheese , with bell pepper and arugula ($14). Eye entrees, such as the soft and succulent roasted half -chicken accompanied by vegetable hash ($26+) and the braised short ribs with soft polenta and horseradish gremolata ($26), before completing the circle of life by burying your a fork in a slice of mascarpone cheesecake with cranberry sorbet, strawberry, and exotic coulis ($12). Or, succumb to a sweet tooth with the chocolate coulant with toffee and peanut-butter gelato, whose buttery richness is so deadly it was—until recently—banned by nonproliferation treaties ($12).