Singing telegrammers first broke into the meal-delivery business when they kept getting requests for Meatloaf. Sing sweet culinary melodies with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get nine meals prepared by a four-star chef with delivery (a $199.98 value) and a discount off future meal plans from The Epicure’s Palate. Deliveries can be made within 15 miles of zip code 15222, with an additional charge for deliveries outside of this area.
Praised in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Courier-Post, chef Frank Imbarlina prepares an eclectic variety of all-natural and organic dishes for home delivery in the Pittsburgh area. Diners have their choice of two vegetarian and two nonvegetarian menus of nine meals cooked up for a doorstep drop-off. Meat eaters delight in such fare as the half roasted chicken, dry-rubbed with seasoning and slow roasted until tender as a lullaby sung by a teddy bear. Alternatively, leaf-eaters have their pick of a king’s table, from the mushroom and nut loaf attended with roasted broccoli, to roasted eggplant Napoleon, a sliced dish layered with pine-nut ricotta and cooked in Epicure’s own marinara sauce.
In addition to the nine-meal menu package, Groupon customers will qualify for a 10% discount off a 3-month meal agreement, or a 15% discount off a 6-month agreement, with 50% paid at signing.
The Epicure's Palate
Over the past two decades, Chef Frank Imbarlina has honed his culinary acumen throughout the Northeast, helming a Manhattan catering service and creating several restaurants with lauded menus and concepts. At The Epicure's Palate, Imbarlina employs his gastronomic wisdom to expand beyond the offerings of standard restaurants or catering companies. His staff of personal chefs tailor to each individual’s dietary needs, creating unique menus of natural and organic foods. Wine or beer dinners treat intimate crowds of friends to exotic varietals and craft brews over a personally prepared meal, or the chefs can whip up a wine or beer tasting that spreads the joys of imbibing to as many as 200 people. In-home demonstrations include explanations of techniques and ingredients used in the preparation of artisanal cocktails and exotic cuisines, culled from such disparate locales as Syria, Malaysia, and the neighbor’s kitchen.