The confectioners at Edelweiss Chocolates have been hand-dipping chocolate treats to satiate the sweet teeth of a celebrity clientele since the golden age of Hollywood. Peruse a savory stockade of cocoa-laden delights made from fresh sweet cream and butter and infused with imported fruits and colossal nuts roasted on-site. A one-pound box of assorted chocolate-dipped marshmallows cradles the confection haven’s most popular delicacies ($39), and a medium basket of assorted dark chocolates makes the perfect gift to give in celebration of a promotion, a mother's birthday, or Millard Fillmore Day ($69). A collection of more than 1,000 chocolate molds transforms everyday objects into edible treats, including a set of chocolate hair-salon equipment ($35) or a chocolate computer, which makes a perfect adornment for a living room or an edible office cubicle ($35).
Be it on one of The Farm's breezy outdoor patios or inside its down-home Americana-themed dining rooms, patrons today come to savor the nostalgic flavors of traditional American cuisine, just as they have since 1997. With black-and-white portraits of Wisconsin farmers adorning the walls of all three locations, fresh, seasonal ingredients are the heart and soul of The Farm of Beverly Hills' menus. Organic and locally sourced products comprise dishes whenever possible, as evident in the dill-pickle fried chicken made with a free-range and organic bird, the hearty meatloaf sandwich of certified-humane Angus beef, or original tableside magic tricks performed by Miss Piggy.
The longtime stomping ground of the Rat Pack, Da Vinci Restaurant has since renovated and directed its mission toward serving fresh, in-season ingredients, mostly gathered from local farmers markets and across southern California. Those choosing the dinner deal can peruse Da Vinci's ever-changing seafood-infused dinner menu. Start with the farmers-market vegetable risotto topped with smoked nuts ($12) before moving on to heartier entrees such as Sangiovese-brased veal shank accompanied by mascarpone polenta ($32) or the Colorado lamb duo (lamb chops paired with house-cured lamb bacon, $30), the most successful lamb-related partnership since Lamb Chop married her longtime love, Baa Baa Blacksheep. For a midday feast, lunchtime taste-testers can find noodle ecstasy with one of Da Vinci's pasta dishes, such as the lobster linguini ($16), which competes for top billing with the hummus and kabob plate (choose lamb, chicken, or beef, $16). And for your three ordinary, run-of-the-mill stuntman buddies, Da Vinci offers a mini-hamburger trio topped with foie gras and truffle ($18).
The edible delights at Enoteca radiate rustic authenticity from the comprehensive menu. Antipasti anchor the easy vibes, so dive finger-first into platters of grilled polenta and wild mushrooms ($13), or beef carpaccio with foie gras ($15). The usual suspects done creatively are all present during subsequent courses, including napoletana pizza heavy with anchovies and garlic ($13), seafood and squid ink risotto ($17), veal scallopine ($27), and the meatless burrata salad with mozzarella, green lentils, roasted beets, and asparagus ($13). Complement the edibles with sippables comprising more than 250 bottles of wine from the 20 regions of Italy in glasses, flights, and quartinos.
Like soup without a bowl, a peaceful night's sleep is nothing without a soft bed in which to sleep. Today's side deal provides the bed and four well-decorated walls to enclose it with a Queen Superior Room at the Crescent Hotel Beverly Hills for $125 (an up to $305 value). Purchase one Groupon for one night or several for several nights. There is no buy limit, but reservations are subject to availability.