One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half-right with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of American cuisine at Hidden Lakes Winery in Canal Winchester.
Hidden Lakes Winery, nestled on a tranquil waterfront, fills eager bellies with hearty and flavorful American fare and wines crafted by owner and winemaker Damon Pfeifer carrying on a family oenophile tradition. At tables made of old barrels resting beneath the vaulted ceiling of the dining room or out on the patio, vine-viewing diners can munch on one of six crave-curbing appetizers while taking in the sight of the lovely lake or a solid wall. Marinated steak shrouded in melted mozzarella and provolone slips neatly inside a flaky croissant beside a crisp side salad ($8.95), and manicotti cheese pasta hugs a four-fromage blend, snugly blanketed beneath a choice of alfredo or California-tomato marinara ($12.95). Groups of two–three dining companions can smilingly share the bacon-and-garlic-topped Tuscany chicken pizza ($9.95) before clutching plates of Chocolate Decadence torte pie to their suddenly selfish bosoms ($4.95). Entertain ears with a selection of live music on Thursdays and Sundays, or pair succulent meats and fresh salads with Hidden Lakes' 16 award-winning wines (not included with today's Groupon). Although not included with your Groupon, Hidden Lakes also offers a variety of wine tastings.
Hidden Lakes Winery
For generations, the Pfeifer family tilled the soil—originally tending to the land as Midwestern farmers after the Civil War. Even though the family eventually traded in the farm, these agricultural roots still run deep. At Hidden Lakes Winery, they tap into this instinctual knowledge of fruits and cultivars to create a host of wines made from grapes sourced from around the United States. Glasses of light riesling or heady pinot noir in hand, guests often pair their sips with the onsite café’s bistro-style cuisine. There, the kitchen boasts a full menu of Tuscan-inspired appetizers, artisanal pizzas, entrees, and desserts.
650 Winchester Pike
Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110