Legend has it that supercontinent Eurasia is held together by nothing more than a large, wet spaghetti noodle, flung from the hungry streets of Italy and stuck firmly to the Great Wall of China. Celebrate the unifying power of impeccably prepared food with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fusion fare and fine wine from Eurasia Cafe & Wine Bar, located in the Gayton Crossing Shopping Center. This Groupon is for dine-in only and may only be used at Eurasia's Richmond location.
Eurasia uses fresh, locally grown produce to create a menu of tasty, seasonal treats. The restaurant features New American cuisine with an Asian influence, a New World–driven wine list, and a selection of microbrews for thirsty micromouths. Pair your potables with an order of Chinese vegetable spring rolls ($7), served with spicy mustard, or beef-tenderloin carpaccio, served with a truffled egg salad, baby arugula, and balsamic-mustard vinaigrette ($10). If you prefer to settle in for a more filling bite amid the minimalist chandeliers and engaging artwork, order a chicken, pear, and brie panini ($8), or wield power over a plate of Eurasia's signature sautéed shrimp and smoked-gouda stone-grit cake ($20).
Eurasia's modern dining room and full-service bar seat more than 80 people combined, with additional breezy patio seating for a romantic dinner al fresco or a relaxing summer lunch. Warm your throat with a glass of wine ($6–$15) as you enjoy Eurasia's equally warm ambience and subdued elegance. Gather with friends to use your Groupon exclusively for drinks in Eurasia's handsome bar area, where hardwood floors are illuminated by glowing pendant lights and bottles of wine are displayed in dark wooden cases. Reservations are required, so call ahead to schedule your gastronomic getaway before all continents merge, rendering any attempts to leave your homeland futile.
Eurasia has been reviewed by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Gayot. The Virginia Beach location was featured in the Delicious! blog, and OpenTable diners give the Richmond location a four-star average rating:
- I look forward to returning to Eurasia, as too many of its menu items tempted me during one dinner. The suburbs need more high-end, locally owned restaurants, and Eurasia definitely fills the bill. – Dana Craig, Richmond Times-Dispatch
- …fresh sensibility and warm congeniality. – Gayot
- Fabbo, as always. That is why I keep coming back. Love the summer menu! – OpenTable user who dined on 6/16/2010
Eurasia Café & Wine Bar
Eurasia Cafe & Wine Bar's chefs start with seasonal, local ingredients and infuse them with spices from half a world away. It's not hard to spot the Asian influence in their farm-to-table fare; sesame seed crusts envelop yellowfin tuna steaks and fresh pork tenderloin rests in sweet beds of pad thai noodles. Their commitment to fine foods also finds inspiration outside of Asian cuisine, evidenced by dishes such as the Southern-inspired sauteed shrimp atop a smoked gouda stone grit cake.
To complement the menu, sommeliers curate a self-described "New World-inspired wine list" with bottles from all-star wine regions such as California and Washington, as well as selections from up-and-coming regions, such as Michigan and Argentina. These same sommeliers also provide advice on navigating the list to ensure customers find harmonious pairings for their chosen dishes. They round out the selection of beverages with handful of microbrews on tap, by the bottle, or by the 2-inch keg.