Food and wine pairings allow people to diversify their palates in one meal, a feat previously attainable only by cramming five frozen dinners and a variety pack of juice boxes into a blender. Savor expanding horizons with today’s Groupon to Makers Mark Bourbon House & Lounge. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a three-course prix fixe dinner with wine pairings for one (a $40 total value).
- For $38, you get a three-course prix fixe dinner with wine pairings for two (an $80 total value).<p>
Each dinner includes:
- An appetizer, entree, and dessert course from a rotating weekly menu (a $30 value); a sample menu can be found here.
- Three half glasses of wine (a $10 value)<p>
At Makers Mark Bourbon House & Lounge, chef Derek Kieffaber crafts an inventive menu that riffs on that familiar notes of southern comfort cuisine each week, enlisting the help of an in-house sommelier to augment his rotating roster of flavors with three select wines. Kieffaber’s appetizers, which set the stage for hearty main courses or Olympic-style lip-smacking contests, have included baked phyllo-dough cheese sticks and flaky samosa pastries stuffed with sweet potato, tarragon, and chorizo. The kitchen staff wields premium ingredients—such as USDA-certified Angus beef—to craft ambrosial entrees, which have graced plates in the form of barbecue-glazed salmon and breaded veal cutlets crowned over house-made pappardelle pasta. Desserts, which may include cool scoops of house-made ice cream, conclude meals on a sweeter note than Mozart’s 12th symphony performed by an all-candy-whistle orchestra.
Makers Mark Bourbon House & Lounge—opened by the son of the whiskey’s founder and first distiller—hones a classic vibe that morphs into a hip lounge at night, much like the White House. This deal is only valid on Wednesday nights.