If humankind never learned to play with its food, it would never have learned to play with its ingredients, and the world would be one bereft bowl of gruel. Taste the fruits of culinary creativity with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of upscale cuisine at De La Tierra at El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa in Taos.
De La Tierra showcases a globally inspired menu crafted by Chef Henry Chaperont and his team of expert culinarians. Guests can tempt palates with zesty appetizers, such as the Kessler calamari with olives, tomatoes, and herbs ($10) and steamed Thai-style mussels accented by lemongrass, coconut milk, and lime ($13). A fillet of halibut leaves its cozy waterbed to meet dinner destiny with poached mushrooms and brunoise vegetables ($27), and nearby hearty stomachs conquer the American dream of successfully taming a 16-ounce charbroiled T-bone steak ($32). A creative mélange of flavors is highlighted in the New Mexican chili-chocolate-rubbed muscovy duck ($30), as well as a salad of organic greens topped with blue cheese, candied walnuts, and shredded apple ($9). A belly-button-bursting dessert of crème brûlée ($8) completes the transition from an innie to an outie, and live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights amuses ears and eyes along with the restaurant’s earth tones, wood and stone décor, and rustic yet elegant chandelier.
317 Kit Carson Rd.
Taos, New Mexico 87571Get Directions