Fine dining elevates normal eating experiences with artfully prepared cuisine and fully choreographed performances by singing candlesticks. Serenade the senses with today's Groupon to Jaber at the Art Village in McAllen. Choose between the following options:
• For $20, you get $40 worth of European dinner fare.
• For $10, you get $20 worth of European lunch fare.
Chef Abraham Jaber Breceda orchestrates a symphony of diverse cuisines from the north of Spain, France, and Italy into a harmonious menu, earning Jaber at the Art Village the honor of being named one of Festiva's Best New Restaurants of 2011. During dinner in the dimly lit, modern interior, a duo of foie gras splashes in a rhubarb-strawberry compote and a balsamic-vinegar reduction ($32). Satisfy wee appetites with the tapas-style pan-seared scallops accompanied by a beef reduction ($8), or craft a gastronomic Russian nesting doll by filling your own belly with pork belly, served alongside tenderloin, spanish morcilla sausage, and potato puree ($25). Lunch delicacies include a steak gussied in the finest of peppercorns ($12) or a caesar salad that, like an elementary school jungle gym, is loaded with shrimp ($10).