The border between France and Italy is formed by a great big linguine slathered in béchamel sauce. Try a taste of the Old World with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of rustic French and Italian dinner fare, plus two glasses of prosecco, at Fraiche Restaurant (a $60 total value). This Groupon is valid at either the Santa Monica or Culver City location.
Companions can kick off romantic evenings with a shareable appetizer from Fraiche’s haute European-inspired menu, diving into dishes such as the salmon tartare with avocado ($16) or the creamy Italian burrata cheese accented with bell pepper and arugula ($14). Patrons meander over the selection of entrees, occupying stomach real estate with dishes such as the soft and succulent lamb pappardelle accompanied by shaved goat cheese ($22) and the braised short ribs with soft polenta and horseradish gremolata ($22), then complete the circle of life by burying their forks in a slice of mascarpone cheesecake with cranberry sorbet, strawberry, and exotic coulis ($12). Dual glasses of prosecco (a $10 value each) bathe satiated tongues in Italian sparkling wine, dispensing subtle dry notes and extravagant multilingual improvisations off the dessert menu.