Tables at fine-dining restaurants are known for their fancy white-linen outfits, unlike tables in home kitchens, which are notorious for going nude. Dress up for a nice meal with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a three-course, prix fixe dinner for two at Desmond’s (up to a $110 total value). Click here to see the prix fixe menu of upscale British and American fare. The dinner includes:
- Two pre-dinner cocktails (up to a $14 value each)
- One appetizer to share (up to a $15 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $26 value each)
- One dessert to share (up to a $9 value)
- Two post-dinner coffees (a $3 value each)<p>
Desmond’s outfits classic American and British fare in a tuxedo of upscale epicureanism, catching the attention of luminaries from Vogue and the New York Times. An appetizer of pork belly reclines on a bed of salted caramel and apple salad, and smoked salmon trades textures with soft scrambled eggs and caviar atop a brioche roll. Entrees include the salmon fishcake, singing to a poached egg under a rain of parsley sauce, and the tender, braised veal cheeks with mashed potatoes and onion rings or turnip bracelets. Gourmet takes on fish ‘n’ chips, bangers and mash, and shepherd’s pie betray the chef’s British heritage to inquisitive Manhattanites. Suppers draw to an end over sweets such as the toffee pudding with candied walnuts or the chocolate and lavender molten-chocolate cake, the tastiest collision of volcanology and dessert since Mount Vesuvius interrupted Pompeii’s annual pie-eating contest.