If grapes could talk, they'd recount their dreams, the first time they got plucked, and the first time they felt victimized by nature's rumor mill—the vine. Taste the tales of the grape with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $45 worth of wine at Continental Treat Fine Bistro.
The elegant Continental Treat Fine Bistro uncorks a wine menu of more than 100 wines heralding from France, Italy, Spain, and North America. Plumb the fruity depths of an Italian Folonari pinot grigio ($40) whose refreshing scents and crisp character pair well with chicken, fresh seafood, and yacht christenings. A French Gentil Hugel gewurztraminer punches palates in an explosion of ripe fruit aromas ($40), and an Australian Wolf Blass merlot flushes cheeks with notes of ripe cherries, leather, and tobacco ($45). Alternatively, guests can sip from a single-serving glass of the German Henkell Trocken ($15), as smooth and sparking as a seal in a sequin jumpsuit.
Though not covered by today's Groupon, Continental Treat Fine Bistro's global cuisine happily saddles up alongside wine selections, including appetizers such as the escargots ($15.95) or beef tartar ($21.95).
Continental Treat Fine Bistro
Continental Treat Fine Bistro's executive chef Elizabeth Palmowski changes her menu of European cuisine on a daily basis, incorporating seasonal ingredients from local markets whenever possible. She helms a diverse kitchen staff, which includes sous chefs from Hungary, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic who help bring her creations to life. The bistro crafts seared meats marinated with beer, wine and spirits that hail from their staff's Central and Eastern European hometowns. Palmowski and her team can also accommodate dietary restrictions, offering entire menus of vegetarian and gluten-free meals.
Candlelight and live jazz bands help keep the mood elegant at dinnertime as guests sip Old and New World wines or one of many Trappist beers. To familiarize guests with its massive list of beverages, the restaurant hosts informational wine and beer nights, allowing partcipants to sample libations from around the world, expand their palates, and learn how to sophisticatedly perform the perfect spit-take.