Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, and, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of eclectic American cuisine at Fountain Restaurant, located downtown in the Fairmont Hotel.
Fountain Restaurant's chef, Tung Nguyen, concocts a menu of fresh salads, sandwiches, and entrees to sate diners with a variety of nutritionally balanced ingredients at lunch and breakfast. Leaf eaters fork through the Fountain chop salad, tossed with grilled chicken, Point Reyes blue cheese, and avocado ($13), or fully commit to meatless munching with the kabocha squash ravioli with spinach, mushrooms, and toasted hazelnuts ($13). Course out maritime meals with a plate of Dungeness crab cakes ($12) and a swordfish sandwich with sprouts and bell-pepper aioli ($15) or herb-roasted salmon steak with saffron couscous ($16) entree spaced between expeditions for the Northwest Passage.
In keeping with the hotel's commitment to environmental responsibility, dishes use sustainable, organic, and local items to limit their ecological footprint and the number of footprints left by messenger giants that deliver their daily food orders. A selection of alcoholic drinks complements repasts enjoyed alongside the mirrors, bay windows, and polished marble fixtures that line the Fountain's ornate dining room.
Downtown San Jose
170 S Market St.
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