Chefs’ ovens burn much hotter than conventional ovens, allowing them to quickly roast meats and melt glacier chunks into gourmet ice water. Enjoy professional cooking with today’s Groupon to Dakota Cafe and Catering Company. Choose between the following options:
- For $41, you get a Southwestern-infused dinner for two (up to a $91.50 total value) that includes the following:
- One appetizer (up to a $12.50 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $24.50 value each)
- Two glasses of wine (up to an $11 value each)
One dessert if redeemed Sunday–Thursday (up to an $8 value)
- For $12, you get $24 worth of anything off the lunch or dinner menus. Entrees range from $8.50 to $24.50.
Dakota Cafe and Catering Company—garnering a silver culinary award for Best Café from Tucson Lifestyle in 2011—whips up an eclectic spread of classic American eats with a Southwestern twist, most of which can be modified to meet a gluten-free diet. Diners can send tongues on culinary voyages beginning with 6-inch andouille sausage bolstered with jalapeño bacon on a glutenless crust seasoned with rosemary and parmesan, or lump-meat crab cakes splashed with lemon aioli. Wound-up jaws tear through bold entrees such as white-chicken enchiladas, shredded meat, green chilies, and tomatoes kept baking while tucked under a dual-layer duvet of tortilla and melted cheese. Pans sear a crisp skin on the wasabi-crusted fillet of wild salmon to pair with a sake-citrus beurre blanc, and hands delicately fold refreshing lobster tacos around care packages of lime rice, black-bean salsa, and cool guacamole. Dakota rounds out its flavorful dinner menu with an expansive wine list that includes domestic whites from Oregon and California as well as imported reds that still smell of freshly stamped passports.
A welcoming façade, complete with striped awning, greets patrons entering Dakota’s casual dining room, and live musicians delight ears with nightly residencies every Wednesday–Sunday. Guests in need of fresh air can sidle up to the covered outdoor patio for laid-back luncheons and admire the quiet garden of lush foliage trimmed to look like Sergio Leone.