What You'll Get
The perfect food and wine pairing is like the fateful meeting of destined lovers, best celebrated with a tiny mock wedding presided over by a curmudgeonly pepper mill with a heart of gold. Combine cuisine and wine the way nature intended with today's deal: for $15, you get a Next Vintage wine tasting at Charlie Palmer at The Joule (a $30 value), located in the Historic District. This Groupon also nets you a 25% discount toward dinner at Charlie Palmer after the tasting.
Each tasting takes place Wednesday from 5 p.m.–7 p.m., and features complimentary light hors d'oeuvres for delicate noshing. A quick perusal of Charlie Palmer's news and events page reveals an inventive array of flights worthy of sophisticated sippers and fledgling oenophiles alike. Let the Lone Star Love tasting introduce a Conestoga wagon's worth of Texas-sourced wines (September 22), or hoist a flagon and prost a bevy of German reds and rieslings for the Oktoberfest tasting, which includes savory house-cured meats served atop antique Pickelhaubes for Bavarian-style snacking (October 13).
After the flight, further degrumble stomachs with dinner at Charlie Palmer and receive 25% off your meal. Executive Chef Scott Romano uses seasonal ingredients to whip up a menu of inventive New American dishes, including steamed littleneck clams in a tomato-fennel broth ($14), and a dry-aged NY sirloin, sidekicked with onion confit and bone marrow ragout in a cabernet reduction ($42).
Elegant and upscale, Charlie Palmer's interior soothes with rich earth tones and soft lighting. Tranquil turbines whir overhead within covered ceiling lights, and limestone flooring adds to the space's contemporary feel. Reservations are required, so call ahead or send word by carrier penguin.
- Exceptionally good. Excellent food, very reasonably priced supplements, and wonderfully personable waitstaff. Charlie Palmer's has officially earned its spot in my top 5 of DFW fine dining. – Ashley F., Yelp
- The food is wonderful: beautifully prepared, unusual, and served in appropriate sizes. The wine list is fascinating and broad, with a range of not only country, region, and varietal, but also price.
– OpenTable.com user who dined on Sept. 3, 2010
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 20, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Reservation required. Dinner discount valid only on day of tasting. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.