What You'll Get
The first people to successfully paint the town red spent more time haphazardly assembling scaffolding and arguing over who got to be the "foreman" than enjoying the results. Take the planning out of gallivanting with today's deal: for $75, you get a dinner and party package worth $200+ that covers a night on the town with tax and gratuities included (valid Thursday–Sunday). One Groupon covers one person, so each member of your justice league will need to grab his or her own to join the social soiree. Make sure no friend is left behind, as this package is bundled with enough perks to make famed dandy George Bryan "Beau" Brummell tighten his girdle with envy. Call ahead to make reservations, or simply write the reservations on soft-foam "friendship bullets" and fire them wildly into the air.
Your night starts at 9 p.m. at the renowned D. Rodriguez Cuba restaurant, where your Cuban cuisine and vodka drinks will be prepaid for pre-partying. Each person gets to choose two tapas or one appetizer plus one entree from the special menu while enjoying a two-hour open bar for vodka drinks (such as martinis and cosmopolitans)—which is ample time to form a liquid nucleolus that will anchor the rest of the evening in a wave-like orbital whose position and momentum can never be simultaneously known. While you sip, pad your stomach with a delicious lining. Start with your two tasty tapas or appetizer, such as plaintain-crusted mahi mahi, ham croquetas, or a crunchy Cuban salad. For the main course, pick one of three entrees: arroz con pollo (chicken thighs with yellow rice and veggies topped with chicken breast), chuleta empanada (breaded pork), or mahi mahi fricassee. Tax and gratuity are already included for the cost of dinner, so you can skip the calculations and get straight into phase two of your evening.
Dinner is followed by a trip in a Hummer limo at 11:30 p.m. to an area nightclub. Once you pull up to the club, you'll be greeted at the VIP entrance, meaning no line-waiting, no cover-paying, and no guarantee that paparazzi won't materialize from the bushes like revenge-bent phantoms. The destination depends on the day of the week: Thursdays are at B.E.D., Fridays are at Cameo, Saturdays at Club Play, and Sundays at Nikki Beach. During your nightclub tenure, you will receive two complimentary drinks with the option to purchase more, just like the toothpick fudge samples at Trader Joe's.
Must be 21 or older to participate.
- The menu showcases a thoughtful composition of handcrafted tapas, meaty entrées and a tempting selection of revamped Cuban-style cocktails. Tapas are ideal for sharing and range from Latin staples like ham croquetas, bacalao fritters with garlic aioli, and Cuban malanga tacos to Nuevo Latino delights such as oxtail empanadas and tuna pizza with wasabi crust. – Aventura
- The experience begins with a live serenade on the baby grand piano before being whisked away to an intimate dining area tucked amongst fragrant jasmine trees and twirling vines. Once there the menu is a carefully crafted assortment of handcrafted tapas, rich meaty entrees and an enticing selection of updated Cuban inspired cocktails. – Ebony Montenegro, Haute Living
- What a fantastic dining experience, lovely atmosphere in a beautiful courtyard, the staff were delightful, attentive but not over the top, and food was a joy, definately [sic] a great find and the best meal we've had in Florida. – Jonnie, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 15, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Reservations required, call (305) 896-7766. Must be 21 years or older. Valid for listed package only. Valid Thur–Sun only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.