A chef’s menu showcases the highlights of a culinary artist’s work, unlike a chef’s mother, who indiscriminately posts every dish he makes on her refrigerator. Trust a more discerning palate with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get one three-course prix fixe dinner, including a choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert, at Aria (a $39 value).
Executive Chef Michael Long's surprising and artful interpretations of contemporary classics inform Aria's three-course Chef’s Menu dinner. Kick off culinary journeys with forkfuls of sautéed pecan crab cakes, complemented by lemonade sauce and kissed by corn relish. The second course advances the culinary plot with a goat-cheese-and-walnut-crusted chicken breast with vanilla parsnips and warm strawberries, or a medallion of pork tenderloin plated meticulously with spinach, Yukon gold potato, gorgonzola, and roasted apple jus. For the finale, diners can indulge in crave-sating sweets from the peaches & cream to the chocolate chip cookie spring rolls. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available upon verbal request or nuanced glance. Though this Groupon is only good for one person, each diner in your cadre can purchase one.
When most people travel, they bring back souvenirs or photos, but when Aria's chefs Travis and Jenica take to the skies, they return with flavors, recipes, and inspiration from cuisine across the globe. Fueled by their extensive exploration of Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, this culinary duo creates inspired menus of elevated global fare while drawing on its training from Johnson & Wales University. Their seasonally inspired tasting menus rotate items as regularly as a ballerina on a merry-go-round, with past dishes including butternut-squash bisque and sage-roasted chicken breast. The pair also conjures up a permanent dinner menu filled with treats such as grilled lamb, seared duck, and a braised pork-belly burger topped with gooey english white cheddar cheese and a fried egg.
Aria's menus also fuel jovial chatter in the restaurant's lounge, which is accented with cut flowers and a marble bar. Massive booths cradle diners with supple leather seats, and a full bar houses stools that seat patrons as they sip creative cocktails and watch flickering images on flat-screen TVs.
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