European cuisine can be both exotic and familiar, much like vacationing with one’s family or roasting a peacock for Thanksgiving. Give thanks with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of European Pub Food and Drinks
Hearty pub dishes draw inspiration from across Europe, from a fisherman’s pie with shrimp, mussels, haddock, and smoked steelhead trout ($18) to a Berkshire pork-shank confit ($19). Swiss-cheese beignets ($8) or belgian frites with curry mayonnaise and malt vinegar ($5) kick off international meals. See the current incarnation of the seasonally rotating menu.
The Pig & Fiddle
Hailed by StarTribune writer Tom Horgen as “two guys who know their beer,” Mark van Wie and Paul Schatz have worked for the last decade to put their pub The Muddy Pig on the maps of local and international beer connoisseurs. At their second venture, The Pig & Fiddle, they have raised the bar even higher with 36 beers on draft—including a slew of Belgian-style brews—to go with chef Stephanie Kochlin’s menu of European-inspired pub fare.
Each day from 4:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m., Chef Kochlin prepares hearty dinner entrees using recipes gathered from rustic European locales and cooking oils derived from melted Renaissance paintings. Along with artisanal cheeses, house-prepared meats, and boiled pierogi, the kitchen specializes in European pasties—pouch-shaped pies filled with roasted lamb and house-made pickles. Aside from the nightly dinner menu, The Pig & Fiddle frequently curates events such as special dinners with course-by-course beer pairings.