A marriage between two cuisines is preferable to a marriage between two clones of Sylvester Stallone, a process that eventually results in a baby reared on raw eggs and meat punching bags. Savor a simpler fusion with today's Groupon for French-infused Vietnamese cuisine and drinks at Co'm Dunwoody. Choose between two options:
• For $12, you get $20 worth of dinner Thursday–Saturday.
• For $12, you get $25 worth of dinner Monday–Wednesday.
Co’m Dunwoody's Vietnamese meals accented with French flavors and served in a Parisian–lounge atmosphere earned the establishment a 2010 award for Best Vietnamese cuisine in Atlanta from Creative Loafing. Executive chef and Saigon native, Huong Du, has fused a menu replete with delicious words signifying piquant dishes such as the bahn hoi, which piles sheaves of chopped cucumber, daikon radish, and green papaya in a thin envelope of woven flat-rice vermicelli ($15.50–$16.25). Grilled shrimp and pork dishes flank delicate noodle packages, and the slow-cooked Vietnamese chicken curry in a lemongrass-laced coconut broth extends its spice to carrots, potatoes, and egg noodles ($15.50). Clever cocktails spritz the palate with tantalizing flavors, including those of the gingery Indochine martini melding house-infused ginger vodka with pineapple juice, Chambord, and other liquids in splash, dollop, and infusion form ($9).
Hailing from France and Vietnam respectively, owners Nadj and Nicole have immersed themselves in the culinary links between Europe and Southeast Asia, seeing beyond the transcontinental noodle bridge. For even more cultural spice, a live guitarist wafts samba-infused notes through the air during Wednesday dinners, and a salsa band energizes patrons every other Friday night starting July 1.