Chefs make good use of pots and pans that would otherwise serve as instruments for street musicians and helmets during earthquake drills. Take in culinary inventiveness with today’s Groupon: for $14, you get an Italian dinner at Alfoccino (up to a $28.95 value), in Farmington Hills and Auburn Hills. The dinner includes:
- One appetizer (up to an $8.95 value)
- $20 worth of Italian fare during dinner<p>
Alfoccino’s menu of Old World favorites pollinates the air with irresistible aromas emanating from homemade bread, hand-sliced meats, and signature sauces bubbling in pots. The shrimp scampi appetizer primes palates for a hearty Italian feasts with a quartet of jumbo Gulf shrimp bathing in a fragrant pool of white wine, lemon, and garlic butter. Alfoccino’s round and square pizzas earn their golden crust with a duel-baking process and don a choice of fresh toppings such as bacon, hot peppers, and tomato ($7.95+). Those who use forks as backscratchers can wrap their mitts around the half-pound Alfoccino burger ($7.50), or dive face-first into a four-cheese lasagna in meat sauce ($14.50). While quenching appetites bite by bite, guests lap up splashes of house wine plucked from California and Tuscany ($6/glass, $24/bottle).
Alfoccino’s Auburn Hills location, which is a stone’s throw from the Palace of Auburn Hills, serves as an ideal postgame venue for discussing game-winning free-throws and reenacting Ben Wallace’s sideline spaghetti-slurping.