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- $27 for $50 worth of Asian and American dinner for two or more
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Mai Harkness admits that she loves to entertain guests and be the center of attention—she says on her website that it's just her Leo nature. But at Cgrape Chef, she steps back from a 20-year career in front-of-house work and thrusts her food into the spotlight.
Perhaps because of her passion for hospitality, Harkness's menu has something for just about everyone. Her fresh seafood, micro-greens, and organic produce span flavors from Thailand to Vietnam to Italy to meat-and-potatoes America. The Eastern influence is most prominent in entrees such as mongolian beef, pad thai, and pho. Other dishes have a classic supper-club feel, such as seafood risotto and pot roast. Although her menu is full of meats and gourmet glutens, Harkness also makes sure to offer several gluten-free and vegan choices. When the weather's nice, a couple of patio tables bloom behind the hedge that fronts Cgrape Chef's unassuming storefront.