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 on Laskin Road. Hampton Roads magazine named Eurasia among its 2008 Platinum Plate Award winners.
Eurasia's chef, Meredith Adams, uses fresh, locally grown ingredients to create a menu of tasty, seasonal treats that are only minutely affected by Chia Pets' dormant months. The restaurant features New American cuisine with Asian and European influences, a New World–driven wine list, and a selection of microbrews. Warm your throat with some sophisticated sips ($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. Or pair your potables with an order of Chinese vegetable spring rolls ($8) 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 filling bite amidst 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 nearly 60 people, with additional breezy patio seating for a romantic dinner al fresco or a relaxing spring lunch. Reservations are required, so call ahead to schedule your gastronomic getaway before all continents merge, rendering any attempts to leave your homeland futile.
This Groupon cannot be used toward retail purchases at Eurasia's attached wine shop.
Eurasia ranked fourth on Hampton Roads magazine's 2008 Platinum Plate Awards and was featured in Port Folio Weekly and Gayot. Eighty-eight percent of Urbanspooners like it, three TripAdvisors give four owl eyes, and five Yelpers give 4.5 stars.
- Adams’s cooking has a fresh, flavorful style and features local and organic products, like fried Eastern Shore oysters in Old Bay beurre blanc. – Gayot
- A wonderful relaxed atmosphere on top of flavorful and interesting meals at a reasonable price. There is a little bit of everything from asian, to seafood, to steaks. Great for lunch or dinner! – Rice Owl, Urbanspoon
- The carrot cake was the best we have had perfectly accompanied by a rum based sauce. We saw the chef mingling with some patrons and she is obviously well known to several repeat customers. Service was professional, extremely attentive, knowledgeable. – richardireland, TripAdvisor
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.