In Les Misérables II: Final Justice, Jean Valjean is arrested for committing an even greater crime against French law: applying margarine to another man’s moustache during dinner without asking first. Feast while employing proper tableside etiquette with today's Groupon to three Atlanta-area eateries. Choose from three options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of French cuisine at Amuse!, located in Midtown.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Moroccan fare at Carpe Diem, located in Decatur.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of pizza and more at Village Pizza, located in Cabbagetown.
Amuse!’s airy, bohemian atmosphere welcomes guests with fresh ingredients and imaginative French dishes. For brunch, patrons can nosh on a light breakfast such as the toasty croque monsieur sandwich filled with black forest ham and béchamel cheese ($12), or sample sweet crepes filled with Nutella, jam, or fresh fruit (three for $7). Dinnertime customers initiate ingestive engines with sea scallops au gratin served with swiss cheese ($14) before moving to main courses such as the duo of duck-leg confit and duck breast ($24).
Carpe Diem relaxes diners in a tranquil, stylish lounge, serving upscale, elegant continental cuisine from several Eurasian nations that don't yet exist. Visitors can delve into tapas, such as lobster crostini, topped with caramelized onions, tomatoes, spinach, and a flavor-enhancing vodka butter sauce ($6). Entrees boast delectable options such as Moroccan-spiced salmon fillet with Israeli couscous ($20), which sends taste buds on a globetrotting flavor expedition. Wine-imbibers can revel in Carpe Diem's sizable collection of whites and reds, such as Washington Hills' 2007 Gewürztraminer ($6.50 for a glass), and specialty drinkers can experiment with Carpe Diem's Carolina tea, a sweet tea and vodka creation served on the rocks ($7).
Village Pizza provides Neapolitan-style pizza and Italian fare in a low-key setting. All pizzas are tossed by human hands using freshly made dough; create your own pizza by the slice (starting at $2) or in 12" or 16" varietals (starting at $10–$13), or try one of the eatery's specialty pizzas. The white pizza ($14 for 12", $18 for 16") goes monochrome with a four-cheese blend of ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, and parmesan with garlic, basil, and Italian spices, and a vibrant meat spectrum greets eye and tongue with the meat-lovers pizza ($16 for 12", $21.50 for 16"), crowned with pepperoni, italian sausage, ground beef, ham, bacon, and extra cheese. The kitchen also churns out the Village vegan deluxe ($16 for 12", $21.50 for 16"), made with all soy meats and soy cheese. Branch out to the third dimension with panini sandwiches, pastas, and more, or make the whole affair potable with a draught from the beer and wine list.
Amuse! was reviewed in Creative Loafing. Reviewers are mixed on the service, but praise the inventive cuisine; Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average. Yelpers also give Village Pizza and Carpe Diem an average of 3.5 stars.
- This is some of the best pizza in town if you ask me. The wide variety of toppings is great, esp. the squash, zuchinni, vegan meats, all that fun stuff. The crust is delicious too. Not to mention the price is right & the staff is nice & laidback. – chris a. reviewing Village Pizza, Yelp
- Tucked behind apartments on Sycamore Place, Carpe Diem is a cute spot with great food. I have gone multiple times and appreciate the consistency of delicious food and good service… – Mona P. reviewing Carpe Diem, Yelp