What You'll Get
European cuisine garners heaps of respect from gastronomic gurus at the dinner table, although it scores only mediocre marks from podiatrists testing alternative shoe inserts. Enjoy upscale eats up where you can see them with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of European-style tapas, seafood, wine, and more at Cafe Alma in St. Petersburg. This Groupon is valid for dinner only but includes Cafe Alma's prix-fixe dinner menu.
Chef Scott Vogel calls upon fresh, seasonal ingredients to inspire his dynamic dinner menu of European-spun sustenance. Practice your dish-passing skills before Thanksgiving by sharing some tasty tapas with your table, such as lump blue crab cakes, which come paired with spicy aioli and Asian slaw ($12), or pulled-duck quesadillas, which will pull at your stomach's heart strings with a symphony of meat, asiago cheese, and roasted peppers ($10). The bistro specializes in fresh fish dishes; opt for the wild-Norwegian-salmon entree ($16) if you have the appetite of a Viking or if your body's omega-1 and omega-2 fatty acids need a mediator. Diners that prefer a finless feast can savor a citrus-soy- marinated sirloin with chipotle balsamic glaze ($18), and vegetarians can indulge in the creamy wild-mushroom and grilled-vegetable risotto ($17). Complement your meal with something from the bar's ample selection of craft beers, specialty martinis, and wines by the bottle or glass.
If you only eat in structured courses but Cheetos aren't allowed in the economics lecture hall, use today's Groupon toward Cafe Alma's prix- fixe menu. For $25, prix-fixe patrons get to choose a starter, second course (soup or salad), and entree from a fine-tuned bill of fare and finish with a strawberry cheesecake bite. Select from starters such as smoked-salmon brushetta and crispy fried shrimp served with Thai aioli. Entree offerings include grilled Spanish marinated sirloin and parmesan- pistachio-crusted tilapia. Regardless of your dinner decisions, Cafe Alma's cozy, upscale ambiance will ensure that every forkful is introduced to your mouth while it's smiling.
Valid for dine-in dinner only. Not valid toward the half-priced tapas menu, which is offered 4:30–6:30 p.m. daily and all evening on Tuesdays.
- I visited for lunch, brunch and dinner recently and found its soul still intact, but sliding elegantly from young upstart to longtime downtown stalwart. – Laura Reiley, St. Petersburg Times
- Have vistors [sic] from out-of-town that you want to impress? Take them here. Very original, always great food, good service, and a nice atmosphere. – Jim, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 13, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per party. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Valid for dinner only. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid for half-price tapas menu or with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.