The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of boring, inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon to Blossom Trail Cafe, located in Sanger. Choose from the following Groupons:
- $10 for $20 worth of dinner, served Wednesday through Saturday from 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
- $7 for $15 worth of breakfast or lunch, served seven days a week
Blossom Trail Cafe's head chef, Peppino Caracciolo, whips up piquant, Italian-inspired cuisine in a charming, casual café setting perched among the Blossom Trail's picturesque orange and plum orchards. Delve into the creative concoctions and fresh ingredients peppering the dinner menu with the fried calamari ($8.99) or the bruschetta ($5.99). Entreewise, the Salmon Fantasia ($15.99) arrives baked and adorned with fresh tomatoes, capers, and kalamata olives, and 16 ounces of capital-lettered flavor lumbers in each T-bone steak ($19.99). Sip a frothy domestic beer ($3) and take in the view from the outdoor patio as you nosh the half-pound Italian burger and fries ($8.99), or let pasta pirouette around your fork with an order of spaghetti ($8.99), served with fresh marinara or meat sauce.
If early-day noshing beckons, there's a bouquet of breakfast and lunch items available, including a host of soups and salads, including the clam chowder ($6.99), which arrives in a homemade sourdough bread bowl. Brush off the previous night's thunderstorm-accompanied cardboard-box social with the fiesta flavor of a chile verde y huevos breakfast ($8.99), featuring two eggs topped with the eatery's homemade chile verde sauce, or let your lunch flag fly with a crispy chicken wrap ($8.99) or fish 'n' chips basket ($8.99). Reservations are suggested.