Like college curricula and golf balls made from string cheese, meals are easiest to digest when spread over multiple courses. Stretch out your dining experience with today’s Groupon: for $22, you get a three-course meal for two at Cafe Forant (up to a $63.75 value). Today’s Groupon may be used for brunch or dinner, and the meal includes the following items:
- Any two of the following appetizers (up to a $17.90 value):
- A bowl of the soup of the day
- A classic caesar salad
- A Forant garden salad<p>
- Two entrees, each with two sides (up to a $37.90 value)
- One dessert to share (up to a $7.95 value)
Cafe Forant’s menu teems with cuisine inspired by chef Lea Forant’s teenage years in Montreal and current penchant for French cooking. Before main courses arrive, palates dive into steaming homemade soups and salads fresher than a mentholated iceberg. Brunch spans from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., during which time croque-monsieur sandwiches don suits of emmentaler cheese and sweet-potato galettes tango with crispy ham and poached eggs. Brimming with warmth and sustenance, dinners range from grilled flank steak to organic king salmon seared in a piping-hot pan. Guests may augment entrees with seasonal sides such as haricots verts and roasted root veggies. End the meal with a shareable treat from the café’s dessert selection, which, like a collection of family pets, rotates daily.
The eatery’s awning beckons passersby with red and white stripes reminiscent of candy canes and strawberry shortcakes. Inside, visitors relax at cozy tables as meat and seafood chill in refrigerated cases. To plan future feasts and feed ravenous bookshelves, diners can take home Dancing in the Kitchen, a collection of recipes from the chef’s mother (cookbook not included in today’s deal).
Cafe Forant is a cash-only establishment.
Chef and restaurateur Lea Forant hand-selects organic and local produce for a menu of French-influenced cuisine. Although recipes, like holiday socks, change seasonally, a wide array of sandwiches, omelets, and seafood plates incorporate ingredients such as emmental cheese and smoked salmon. Chalkboards relay the daily assortment of freshly baked desserts and baristas fill glasses with house-made lavender lemonade and cranberry iced tea. Incorporating customizations for diet, taste, and budget, catering services deliver French cuisine to doorsteps. Natural light inundates the cafe's glassed-in sun porch, streaming past the striped awning and elbowing between clouds playing Red Rover.
449 W 51st St.
Manhattan, New York 10019