Dining out spares people from using up the last of their paper plates or incinerating the last of their paper ovens. Reduce your disposable cookware footprint with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a shared appetizer and two dinner entrees at La Belle Vie in Nampa (up to a $59 value).
The chefs at La Belle Vie fuse gourmet European cuisine with northwest flair. Dinner begins with a sampling of hors d'oeuvres such as heirloom-tomato-encrusted bruschetta ($7), or an assortment of gourmet cheeses ($11) served alongside a baguette and a list of ransom demands to send to the moon. Entree selections include slow-cooked, smoky bison ribs ($24), slathered in bourbon-barbecue sauce with accompaniments of vegetables, fingerling potatoes, couscous, or fettuccini. Culinary artistes toss the chicken picatta ($16) in fettuccini with tomatoes, capers, and white-wine sauce, while they roast the moroccan chicken tagine ($21) in seasonings such as saffron, ginger, nutmeg, honey, and almonds. Although not included in the price of this Groupon, diners can glean wine-pairing suggestions from the menu, the serving staff, or from sentient napkins.
This converted historic home near downtown Nampa bedecks its walls and molded archways in cream-colored tones and patterned wallpaper, as elegant black furnishings skate over darkened hardwood floors. Diners may bask in the glow of picturesque twilights from the heights of an outdoor dining patio or levitating rugs, while indoor revelers enjoy the acoustic pluckings of guitarist Wayne White every Friday night.
220 14th Ave. S
Nampa, Idaho 83651