Stomachs only growl when they're hungry or preparing to bite the hand that keeps tickling them. Tame the beast within with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of international dinner at Chocolate Maven Café in Santa Fe. The café serves dinner on Tuesday–Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Surrounded by the warmth of an award-winning in-house bakery, Chocolate Maven Café’s chefs craft a menu of internationally inspired dinner fare from natural, local ingredients. In the kitchen, staffers adorn crispy-crusted Mediterranean pizzas with nuggets of feta cheese, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes ($15), before whirling them into the air to snap UFO hoax photos. The tender white fillets of the fish 'n' chips meal leap through hoops of tempura batter before joining up with hand-cut waffle fries, curry aioli slaw, and creamy rémoulade dip ($16). Butternut-squash risotto weaves a lattice of pecans and cranberries on a luscious foundation of slow-cooked rice ($17).
Though not included in today’s Groupon, the Chocolate Maven's bakery churns out decorative cakes, bread, and sweet treats. True to the eatery's name, the bakery offers chocolate goods, coffee, and a selection of vegan sweets praised by the Santa Fe Reporter.
The Chocolate Maven Bakery & Café
Throughout the day, The Chocolate Maven Bakery & Café buzzes with visitors who dine on kitchen specialties while savoring aromas of fresh pastries from the onsite bakery. With a commitment to locally sourced ingredients and a flavor for international fare, the kitchen crafts dishes such as crispy Mediterranean pizzas with sun-dried tomatoes or empanada pastries with butternut squash. They regularly turn out decorative cakes, bread, and sweet treats as well. True to the eatery's name, the bakery offers vegan sweets and a selection of chocolate goods praised by the Santa Fe Reporter for being "utterly decadent."
821 W San Mateo Rd.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505