In Les Misérables II: Final Justice, Jean Valjean is arrested for committing an even greater crime against French law: applying margarine to another man’s moustache during dinner without asking first. Feast while employing proper tableside etiquette with today's Groupon to three Atlanta-area eateries. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of French cuisine at Amuse!.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of continental fare at Carpe Diem, located in Decatur.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of casual American fare at Boulevard Diner, located in Norcross.
Chef Noelle Thomas fills Amuse!’s bohemian, vintage-accented dining room with French-inspired fare concocted from seasonal ingredients. For brunch, send the tongue on a hike through the black-forest ham, béchamel, and swiss cheese of the toasty croque monsieur sandwich ($12). During dinner the duo of duck-leg confit and duck breast is known to entertain guests by quacking "Who's On First?" in its entirety ($24). The French culinary lesson continues alongside a spread of other European-inspired dishes with the continental fare of Carpe Diem. Lounge on a plush sofa or on the outdoor patio and enjoy an entree such as wood-grilled sashimi tuna ($22), or let the pork confit explain how the dining room's exposed brick keeps wolves out of the restaurant ($19). Carpe Diem also boasts a sizable wine collection of reds and whites, such as Washington Hills' 2007 Gewürztraminer ($6.50 for a glass).
Taste buds can return to their homeland with Boulevard Diner's casual American cuisine. For dinner, baa for the veggie-and-spice-infused lamb ragu ($12.95, served with soup or salad), or rapidly twiddle whiskers for pan-seared blackened catfish bathed in a lemon-butter sauce then snugly tucked into a bed of garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables ($11.95, served with soup or salad). Drop in for weekend brunch for sweet and savory breakfast selections such as Boulevard huevos rancheros ($8.95), and pancakes stuffed with chocolate nutella and a choice of strawberries, bananas or snozberries ($4.95)