Tables at fine-dining restaurants are known for their fancy white-linen outfits, unlike tables in home kitchens, which are notorious for going nude. Dress up for a nice meal with today’s Groupon: for $27, you get one Art Night Wine and Dine event with The Art Group at 1620 Restaurant on Sunday, November 27 (up to a $57 total value). The evening includes:
- Choice of three hors d’oeuvres (a $21 value)
- Choice of a caesar salad or mixed-green salad with house vinaigrette (up to a $5 value)
- Choice of chicken galantine or grilled salmon with sauce choron (up to a $23 value)
- Dessert of Grand Marnier soufflé (an $8 value)
- 20% discount on art purchases from art show<p>
1620 Restaurant—named Best Romantic Restaurant in a 2010 KATV CityVoter poll— constructs a cozy, intimate setting for practicing choreographed chewing routines over casually upscale menus, whether guests remain inside or venture onto the patio. On Art Night, the restaurant fuses the pleasures of fine fare and fine art, displaying dozens of original works by the Art Group and sizzling signature dishes populating a prix fixe menu.
Upon arrival, guests graze a selection of hors d’oeuvres while wandering past frames filled with lush landscapes, enigmatic abstractions, and handprint turkeys painted by local artists. Guests then alight upon their seats for a voluminous meal bookended by a tossed caesar salad and an airy soufflé. In between, mine the goat cheese out of a meaty quarry in the chicken galantine served with mashed potatoes, or trace forks across the char lines of a grilled salmon drenched in a sauce choron. Groupon holders may also take 20% off any art purchased at the show.
French techniques and Southern soul elevate the traditional American dishes at 1620, a family-run establishment that accents its gauzy, intimate interior with vibrant original artwork. Named Best Romantic Restaurant in a 2010 KATV CityVoter poll, the restaurant comes courtesy of Chef Evette Brady and a staff that includes her nephew Timothy Morton, who can often be seen brainstorming that night's dinner specials over heaps of fresh meat and produce at local Little Rock markets. Globular wine glasses dangle over a full-service bar, where fine vinos from across the globe cleanse palates still savoring the Sunday-brunch menu, which sates stomachs with Southern fried chicken and lobster burgers.
1620 Market St.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72211