After he took the throne, Napoleon instituted the tradition of serving bread with every meal to put his mother's baguette-heavy care packages to use. Indulge in French tradition with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of French-inspired cuisine and drinks during lunch (Monday–Friday, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.) at Charlie's L'etoile Verte on Hilton Head Island.
Charlie's L'etoile Verte, lauded by The Food Channel for its "European flair and Southern hospitality," crafts a lunch menu of French-inspired fare in a quaint, cozy environment. Midday diners can bisect the day over the Waldorf chicken salad ($9.50), a veritable palate party of mingling raisins, apples, celery, pecans, and mayonnaise. Fill rumbling stomachs or sentient robots with seared and sliced duck breast ($13) crowned with a raspberry demi-glace or tuck into a spinach, crab, and brie tart ($10) hugged by a flaky pastry crust. The carefully curated wine list trumpets selections ranging from a Californian chardonnay ($11/glass) to an Italian chianti ($7.50/glass).
Charlie's cottage exterior greets visitors with a casual countryside vibe, and the cozy interior swaddles diners in warm, inviting hues. With a welcoming fireplace, crisp white tablecloths, and vases of fresh flowers, Charlie's L'etoile Verte makes the ideal destination for casual business lunches or impromptu midday knighting ceremonies.
Hilton Head Island
8 New Orleans Rd.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928