Much like its architecture, European cuisine is cosmopolitan, combining many ingredients, traditions, and ornate-marble garnish. With today's Groupon, you'll get a taste of Europe with the pieces of the Parthenon plucked out: for $15, you get $30 toward libations and gourmet cuisine at Bar+Bistro @ The Arts Factory, located in the 18b Las Vegas Arts District. This Groupon is only valid for dinner and is not valid toward the First Friday menu.
A look at the menus reveals influences from all over Western Europe, so set off on your culinary tour with an appetizer such as the beef carpaccio (thinly sliced beef topped with arugula, mushrooms, and truffle oil, $10), sausage and polenta (hot or mild Italian sausage with provencale sauce, $12), or clams and mussels in a red, white, or saffron sauce ($14). Chef Franco's signature Spanish-Italian fusion dish, risotto paella ($26), blends the best of both Old Worlds, and pappardelle with meat sauce ($14) shows off the chef's secret recipe. Francophilic fancies can be tickled with an order of pork chops bordelaise ($24) before ordering a tongue-pleasing meal-ender of cold zabaglione (light Italian custard and lady fingers with mixed berries, $7) or one of the day's cakes or pastries (ask your server for the selection, $6).
Before you head out to the bocce-ball court or off to tour the Arts District, a Sea Breeze (Ketel One, cranberry, and grapefruit juice on the rocks with lime, $8) can help you relax for a desert-defying moment, and a cucumber-lime Swizzle (Tanqueray, Lillet, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, and cucumber with soda, $9) can cast a spell on your date's mouth. If you or your special friend see something you like on the wall, remember: the art is for sale, but your Groupon won't cover it.
Eight Yelpers give The Arts Factory four stars:
Eating Las Vegas says this of the food:
- The menu is unchallenging to a fault, but will fit many a Las Vegan’s dining sensibilities like a well-worn, pomodoro-stained t-shirt. – John Curtas
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