Almost as pleasurable as a restaurant's food are the little rituals that go along with it: perusing the menu, anticipating the meal, and hiding under the table and grabbing passing waiters by their ankles. Drink in the whole experience with this Groupon.
$40 for a Three-Course Meal for Two ($80 Value)
The chef whets appetites with a choice of four appetizers, including jalapeño-and-artichoke-dip-stuffed mushrooms or goat-cheese bruschetta. He follows up with healthy portions of atlantic salmon bedecked in apple-horseradish sauce or pork tenderloin in a pineapple demiglaze. He finishes with a sweet flourish of new york–style cheesecake or chocolate mousse. See the full menu for all available options.
Joseph's Fine Dining
Joseph Freyre first wandered into a kitchen more than a quarter-century ago, and since then, he hasn't quite managed to leave. He studied traditional techniques at Del Webb Culinary Institute; served a 15-year stint as maitre d' at a five-star, five-diamond hotel; and owned and operated multiple restaurants. He started Joseph's Fine Dining as a simple combination of his love for fine cuisine and the art of tableside preparation, or flambéing.
He's concocted a lot of signature creations over the years, but chief among them stands the pepper-steak flambé, marinated in mango chutney and cast ablaze in French brandy. He follows up his fiery dinners with equally flame-kissed desserts including classics such as bananas foster and cherries jubilee.