Cooking food over an open flame can impart smoky flavor and seal in savory juices, but cooking food over an eternal flame can get a bobsledding team kicked out of the Olympics. Get your fill of flame-cooked fare with today’s Groupon for Italian, American, and Welsh cuisine at Black Gryphon in Elizabethtown. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a dinner for two (up to a $63 value) that includes:
- One small plate to share (up to an $11 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $26 value each)<p>
- For $55, you get a dinner for four (up to a $126 value) that includes:
- Two small plates to share (up to an $11 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $26 value each)
Black Gryphon’s eclectic seasonal dinner menu offers upscale Italian, American, and Welsh cuisine that helped earn this long-established eatery top international and casual dining honors in the Central PA Magazine 26th Annual Readers’ Choice Survey in 2010. Heavily mining quarries of local produce, chefs forge small plates such as the Welsh autumn pirogues, a mix of dough, autumn stwmp, cheese, and onions backstroking through a rich brown butter sauce. Fresh white fish slathered in Yuengling-lager tempura batter and freshly cut french fries compose the traditional fish ‘n’ chips, and grilled black-Angus strip steak accessorizes its flame-kissed tan with broccoli rabe and truffle polenta. Twirling forks delve into the spaghetti carbonara, which adorns its pancetta and Sandy Ridge Farm eggs with cheeses including permesan reggiano, pecorino romano, and wedges of aged moon.
While today’s Groupon is not valid for alcohol, an encyclopedia of liquid accompaniment inspires toasts with weekly wine features that cull fermented ambrosia from foreign as well as domestic producers. A staggering assortment of bottled and draft beers is available for imbibing, and Black Gryphon’s kaleidoscopic martini menu changes every season, just like the metric system.
Named in honor of co-owner Anthony Morgan's family crest, Black Gryphon welcomes Italian, American, and Welsh cuisine into its repertoire, a combination that earned top casual-dining and international honors in Central PA Magazine's 26th Annual Readers' Choice Survey in 2010. Though the restaurant's menu, like the seasons before the invention of autumn, changes three times a year, its culinary team consistently honors the Welsh tradition of cooking with local produce and products. Chefs incorporate ingredients culled from in state, ranging from potatoes grown at Sterman Masser Potato Farms and tempuras concocted with Yuengling lager into the eatery's small plates and mains. Meanwhile, guests feast in a dining room decorated with artwork by local photographer Danielle M. Bostic, and a banquet room accommodates up to 50 attendees for private meals. Along with delectable fare, Black Gryphon enchants visitors with entertaining events throughout the year, including live music, comedy nights, art auctions, and murder-mystery theater shows.
54 Mt. Gretna Rd.
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022