The kitchen is statistically the most dangerous room in a home because it contains the highest concentration of knives, open flames, and pots full of semiliving lobsters. Learn to navigate this danger zone with today's Groupon: for $14, you get a three-course Dine by the Vines dinner from Artisanal Palate at Konzelmann Estate Winery (a $28 value).
Artisanal Palate’s owner and chef Shawn Murphy passionately shares his creations and expertise in working with the region's bountiful local farmers to develop authentic Niagara cuisine. A Dine by the Vines dinner greets guests on the winery’s 50-seat outdoor patio, nestled in the middle of an actual working vineyard. Each fixed menu coaxes palates out from hiding with a choice of seven weekly rotating, wine-paired menu options handcrafted from fresh produce, artisanal breads, and local meats. Chef Murphy’s culinary craft has wooed gourmands with appetizers such as asparagus backstroking through warm raisin-vidal dressing and local goat cheese and entrees such as red-wine-glazed pork shoulder backed by a chorus of a buttered roll, sliced apple, and greens. Like an overachieving trick-or-treater, the mainstay 8-ounce burger appears in a variety of guises, sometimes donning Mediterranean garb such as prosciutto, feta, and a side of fingerling-potato salad. Konzelmann Estate Winery informs diners of their patio location, menu, and horoscope according to a grape-vine reading after diners choose a dinner date.