What You'll Get
When starving artists can't afford new art supplies, they repurpose gruel and mashed potatoes into gesso, paint base, and shellac, creating a vicious cycle of art-based starvation. Keep your palette clean and your palate content with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of creative cuisine and drinks at Art & Design Café on East Commercial Boulevard.
A vivacious facade of lime green, sherbet orange, and blue-Kool-Aid blue brings Art & Design Café to the dining-destination foreground, but the diverse flavors that dance within the digs are what keep customers lingering. Collaboratively devour an appetizer of shrimp scampi ($10) or mango-chutney baked brie ($10) with your tablemates as you set your eyes loose on the rest of Art & Design's creative menu. If your body craves something healthy to balance a belly full of summertime indulgences and hastily devoured Blake manuscripts, find fulfillment in Monet's vegetarian fruit salad ($15), field greens tossed with celery, cranberries, peaches, mandarin oranges, and walnuts. Alternately, make like Venus on a half shell and feast decadently on a full rack of New Zealand lamb chops with homemade mint jelly ($29) or farm-raised veal piccata ($26) in a white wine, caper, lemon, and butter sauce. As its name coyly suggests, Art & Design Café is a gallery as well as a restaurant, housing a carousel of work from local artists and designers. Once you've finished your entree, take your time transitioning back into the real world by ogling the work on display as you slowly sip a signature cocktail ($8) or a frothy cappuccino ($6), or even more slowly try to slurp the luscious lava of a chocolate volcano cake ($9) through the hollowed out center of a sketching pencil. Though this Groupon cannot be used in combination with other offers or specials, take a peek at the café's fun-saturated schedule if your own calendar is in need of a cultural drench.
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- You'll dine at tables placed behind flowing curtains, creating a private space -- your very own art gallery, illuminated by decorative chandeliers. If you're with a group or enjoy dining al fresco, choose the patio, where everything from floor to light fixtures to storage cabinet has been transformed into art. – Rochelle Koff, Miami.com
- Great find! Good wine and tasty menu items. The volcano cake dessert was delicious!! – an Active Diner
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 17, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Not valid for merchandise or with other offers. Reservation required. Must use in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.