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: for $20, you get $40 worth of sips and savories at Caffe Boa. This Groupon is good at the location on Mill Avenue in Tempe or at its sister restaurant Caffe Boa Bistro in Mesa. Additionally, this Groupon is worth $50 if redeemed during lunch Monday–Friday (from 11 a.m. to around 4 p.m.).
European travels inspired owner and certified-wine-specialist Jay Wisniewski’s theme for Caffe Boa and Caffe Boa Bistro. The seasonal menus of Caffe Boa and Caffe Boa Bistro are a delicious blend of Mediterranean and Italian regional preparations made with as many local, organic ingredients as possible. Extensive menus at both establishments have plenty of mouth-thrillers, including seafood, salads, and handmade in-house pastas. Start with pulled mozzarella ($10 Caffe Boa Bistro; $12 Caffe Boa) or shaved-fennel salad ($9 at Caffe Boa Bistro). For an entree, scope out the Voodoo penne, which combines roasted chicken with bell peppers, red onions, tomatoes, and penne rigate pasta in Cajun cream ($14–$16 Caffe Boa; $15 Caffe Boa Bistro), or try the strip steak with roasted asparagus, cipollini onions, crispy potatoes, and seasonal mushroom jus ($25 at Caffe Boa Bistro).
Pair plates with a fermented sip from Caffe Boa’s temperature-controlled, 2,500-bottle wine cellar. As one of the few Phoenix-area establishments with a Wine Spectator's "Best Of" award, the restaurant offers more than 500 choices, with more than 50 varieties available by the bottle, half bottle, glass, and 3-ounce tajut. Or, opt for an original cocktail that features quality touches such as homegrown lavender, foams, and muddled organic fruit.
398 S Mill Ave.
Tempe, Arizona 85281