An in-depth knowledge of wine can enliven humdrum dinner parties, just as an in-depth knowledge of dynamite fishing can enliven foundering job interviews. Give palates an executive education with this Groupon.
$49 for Wine-Tasting Dinner for Two (Up to $178.90 Total Value)
- Wine tasting of three reds and three whites for two (a $35 value/person)
- One appetizer comprised of cheese, cured meats, shrimp, and olives (a $26 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $21.95 value/person)
- One bottle of wine (a $39 value)
Entree options include steak with spinach, shrimp fradiavolo, gnocchi, chicken Milanese, penne asparagus chicken, or a pizza. See the menu for a full list of entrees.
1742 Wine Bar
The food-and-drink connoisseurs behind 1742 Wine Bar impart the subtleties of vino as customers sip fine wines and tantalize palates with a menu of classic Italian dishes. Thin-crust pizzas support fresh mozzarella and a choice of more than three dozen traditional and inventive toppings, such as jalapeño peppers, zucchini, and smoked gouda. To pair with the kitchen's crispy discs and other Italian classics—from panini to a gnocchi of the day—the staff cull bottles from an inventory that, like a housecat's stratagem for achieving world domination, changes nightly.
French doors and flower boxes welcome diners into a narrow storefront facing the sloping greenery of Ruppert Park. Inside, black-and-white art photography hangs above the dark, wooden bar, which is back-dropped by wooden shelves lined with phalanxes of fine-wine bottles and a full selection of liquor.