In his famous classical conditioning experiment, Ivan Pavlov proved that it’s physically impossible for a Russian scientist's mouth not to water when it says the words “spicy tuna.” Moisten your own sandwich receptacle with today’s Groupon for Pacific Rim and Asian cuisine at Ginger, located downtown on West 5th Avenue. Choose from these two options:
For $20, you get $40 worth of dinner fare (served Monday through Sunday starting at 5:30 p.m.).
For $7, you get $15 worth of lunch fare (served Monday through Friday starting at 11:30 a.m.).
A 2010 James Beard nominee for "Best Chef-Northwest Category," Ginger's Chef Guy Conley creates Pacific Rim and Asian inspired dishes that are as satisfying to behold as they are to consume. Using Alaskan seafood when it's in season, along with other fresh ingredients, he handcrafts each dish like a potter at his wheel, if pottery wheels spun delicious meals instead of hideous, frightening masks. Visit during lunch hours to try out the mu shu tacos ($11), a corps de ballet of ground, seasoned chicken, Chinese slaw, and house-made Hoisin sauce, line dancing in front of a flour-tortilla backdrop, or try out dinner's dream-like entrée of sesame-crusted ahi ($27) bathed in tamarind sweet chili beurre blanc and laid to rest in a Tempurpedic bed of coconut rice. Any meal choice will meet its match with a formidable drink menu of wine, sake, and regional microbrews. The black leather booths and the dark-stained wooden tables lining either side of Ginger create an ambiance of mystery and intrigue inspiring guests to interrogate their napkins into low-lying lap submission before the meal begins.