Dining out spares people from using up the last of their paper plates or incinerating the last of their paper ovens. Reduce your disposable-cookware footprint with today's Groupon to Flaming Torch.
- For $25, you get $50 worth of French cuisine for dinner.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of French cuisine for lunch.
Flaming Torch, which was voted Best French Restaurant of 2009 by New Orleans Magazine, envelops diners in the sights, smells, tastes, and occasional sounds of French continental cuisine. Fresh local ingredients colonize an artfully crafted menu, which includes appetizers such as roasted rabbit risotto, emboldened by manchego cheese and fresh peas ($12). Tuna battles anchovies over a niçoise throne, before an audience of potatoes, green beans, and eggs ($20 for lunch, $23 for dinner). Culinary artisans braise free-range chicken in red wine and root vegetables for a rich coq au vin ($25) or fortify a 12-ounce New York strip steak with black-peppercorn armor ($32). Diners can sip domestic and imported wines ($7–$13/glass) amidst citrine-hued walls dotted with fiery wall sconces that light the dining area with a soft and romantic glow akin to a firefly glimmering to win the affection of a distant lighthouse.
Flaming Torch Restaurant
A Zagat-rated boutique restaurant named French Restaurant of the Year by New Orleans Magazine in 2009, Flaming Torch swaddles palates with menus of gourmet continental French cuisine. Chefs gather fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create brunch, lunch, and dinner menus that include imported-cheese plates, fish, pasta, and crepes that change daily. Diners pair entrees with a cadre of ever-rotating American and French wines. The intimate Victorian dining room, ideal for impressing a first date or bribing a traffic cop, is flush with natural light, dark-blue walls, wood accents, and crystal chandeliers.