Adding gourmet ingredients to a meal makes a commonplace activity feel special, much like brushing your teeth with a sparkler or withdrawing money from an ATM while holding it at gunpoint. Spicy up your evening with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of upscale cuisine and drinks at Char Restaurant. Today's deal is valid during dinner hours only.
Presided over by industry veteran Paul Schramkowski, Char's kitchen fuses fresh ingredients with exceptional skill to produce perfected plates of classic cuisine. Open a night of decadent dining with the cornmeal-encrusted, fried-oyster crostini, a delicious, cornmeal-breaded opener topped with roasted-garlic aioli and served atop a bed of Rockefeller salad and Standard Oil dividends ($10). Next, further reward tireless taste buds with the roast-beets salad, which snuggles goat cheese and arugula beneath a blanket of pine-nut and pecan gremolata ($8), then shower them with riches in the form of ricotta gnocchi, laid alongside braised lamb, preserved tomato, chilies, and mint––all accepted forms of currency at the farmer's stock market ($18). Vegetarians looking to vanquish voracity can do so with the butternut-squash ravioli, which wisely resides within a sage and brown-butter sauce ($13), and thirsts of all persuasions can be sated with a glass of wine from Char's extensive libation menu.
While mouths are swooning over the decadently comforting cuisine, eyes can feast upon Char's sleek, contemporary décor, complete with exposed-brick walls, warm wood accents, atmospheric lighting, and a bar-side piano. No matter where you sit, the friendly, attentive serving staff will try to meet any request, except for those beginning with "I dare you to…"
4500 I-55 North
Jackson, Mississippi 39211