Treat a friend or the alien you found in the woods to a luscious and luxuriant evening of nightcaps in a welcoming, Cheetos-stain-free environment. Today’s deal gets you $35 worth of wine, spirits, desserts, and small-plate fancies at A Perfect Finish for $15. You may purchase up to two Groupons for yourself, but you will have to use them on separate dine-in visits.
A Perfect Finish's piece de resistance is its marvelous selection of wines and spirits. Cabernets, merlots, zinfandels, pinot noirs, pinot film noirs, and many other ambrosial beverages are lined up for your approval in one-ounce sample sizes, three-ounce half glasses, and six-ounce goblets for the most lusty-laughing Tudor kings. Its menu delicately balances these tipples with a spread of small plates such as the Taste of Italy cheese and antipasti plate graced by Italian cheeses and sliced prosciutto and salami (which nicely pairs with a glass of Terra d’Oro Barbera) for $16 (wine not included). The Mad About Mediterranean Hummus plate ($8) and Man-O-War Potstickers with pork pillows in diablo sauce ($12) will politely massage your palate while saving you room for temptatious desserts such as bourbon bread pudding ($8) and panna cotta with zesty berry compote ($7).
Much like the gymnastic routines you perform on the jury-rigged parallel bars above your office cubicle, the finish is what everyone remembers. To help ensure a perfect finish to any evening, A Perfect Finish adds live music to its warm, welcoming atmosphere on Thursday through Saturday nights. Buy today's Groupon and develop an appreciation for how finely the finer things pair with other fine things, like your finest friends in their finest finery.
- The atmosphere was comfortable, the service helpful and unobtrusive, and the live jazz was superb. This is exactly the kind of place that downtown needs. – Grendel, Mercury News
- This wine bar is so classy and warm. It offers a huge selection of wines and liquor. – ann w., Yelp
- great wine, knowledgeable staff, live music... a real break from the tomfoolery in the area. – Matt H., Yelp
As American as Jazz Music
Jazz has been called America’s music, or even, America’s second best invention after bagel squares with cream cheese built in. When jazz first emerged in the early 20th century, numerous towns and cities passed ordinances prohibiting the music, believing that animals that heard jazz would become enraged and demand the right to shop for clothes in people stores.
The feared animal uprising never happened and Americans embraced jazz and jazz musicians, often giving them colorful nicknames, such as Fancy Fingers and Ol’ Skin Bag. Jazz faced its toughest challenge in 1936, when it was stolen by the French, who attempted to use the improvisational music to power a series of submarines. France and the United States sent their five best warriors into an ancient temple to battle for the future of jazz, but all 10 fighters became friends and moved in together. Thereafter, jazz returned to the United States on its own, where it remains popular today.
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