At some point, every country builds a Great Wall to keep the secret of its cuisine from spreading to foreign nations, only to find that the real wall lies in its heart. Tear down the Great Wall of painful secrets with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Chinese cuisine and drinks at Butterfly Chinese Restaurant in West Hartford.
At Butterfly Chinese Restaurant, diners can sink chopsticks into ornate assemblies of meat and vegetable platters chosen from a multifarious menu of classic Chinese victuals. Feasters can subdue hunger pangs with a mound of sweet-and-sour chicken ($9.25) served in a vibrant red sauce or satisfy fishy fancies with savory hunks of gung bo shrimp and peanuts ($11.25). Crafted as a tasty means of testing the Pythagorean theorem, the triangular Gemini ($16.95) showcases separate divisions of succulent beef and sautéed green beans. Meanwhile, the bean curd supreme ($10.95) provides herbaceous provisions in the form of snow peas and broccoli sautéed in brown sauce. Peppered with glistening mirrors and shaded windows, Butterfly Chinese Restaurant's elegant interior surrounds diners with earthy tones and opaque lighting that cascades from bronze fixtures. A sleek piano sporting a colorful floral design anchors the room and entertains visitors with a large and varied repertoire of knock-knock jokes.
Butterfly Chinese Restaurant
At Butterfly Chinese Restaurant, guests dine on elegant entrees of boneless spare ribs and spicy hunan chicken, dainty dim sum plates, or a spread of authentic regional Chinese specialties. Diners can also feast on morsels of double-cooked sichuan pork or crispy roasted cantonese duck or chow down on vegetarian meals, such as eggplant with garlic sauce or general tso's tofu.