To function properly, the human body requires a steady stream of nutrients, sunlight, and compliments from other species about its opposable thumbs. Use your bendable digits to provide yourself with nutrients with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get $35 worth of fine dining and wine at Back Wine Bar & Bistro in Folsom.
Named the Best Place to Wine and Dine by Sacramento Magazine and Favorite Place to go for a Glass of Wine by Style Magazine, the newly expanded, doubled-in-size Back Wine Bar & Bistro pairs a full entree menu of made-from-scratch dishes with tipples from the expansive wine list. Artisanal cheeses from around the world preface meals with a Model UN tournament of dairy-based snacks on a plate packed with sliced fruit, mixed nuts, and french baguette ($15). An entourage of mushroom risotto and roasted asparagus accompany flat-iron steak with shallot-blue-cheese butter ($17), and yellowfin ahi tuna ($24) lolls in sesame before chefs sear and serve it with a ginger-scallion rice cake and tropical fruit salad. The berry-and-cherry-cola-infused Ancien pinot noir and the Paradigm cabernet sauvignon—made by renowned wine whisperer Heidi Barrett—anoint mouths with rich red taste notes ($9+), and spring from an extensive list that rotates every two weeks with entree-pairing suggestions.
A sleek new bar hugs Back Wine Bar & Bistro’s collection of wine bottles that stand proudly in the wine bar’s center like a grape-stomping merit badge. Supple booths house diners under the welcoming hues of wall-mounted paintings and warm lighting, and outdoor patio seating lets guests enjoy their meals amid Mother Nature’s ambient soundtrack.