The best way to familiarize oneself with a different country's culture is to spend 10–15 years in one of its maximum-security prisons, but the second-best way is to taste its cuisine. Learn about Italy with today's Groupon to La Bistecca Italian Grille in Plymouth. Choose from the following options:
* For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks during lunch.
* For $29, you get $60 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks during dinner.
* For $60, you get dinner for two including one appetizer, two entrees, and two glasses of chianti (a $134 value).
La Bistecca Italian Grille's chef, Joe Arella, delivers a dinner menu of decadent, Italian-inspired provender in a rich and romantic environment. Diners signal their intents to stomachs with a bevy of appetizers, including a roasted portabella cap with goat cheese and a port wine demi-glace ($9), and the sei formaggi, an arrangement of six cheeses from fontina to smoked mozzarella ($8). Preparing naturally lean and tender piedmontese beef, a cadre of deft chefs drizzles filets in a vintage sauce, sided by potatoes, salad, and vegetables. Carve into the center-cut tenderloin filet ($35 for 8 oz.), or send galloping appetites after the 24-ounce Cowboy rib eye steak ($53). Large, sautéed gulf-shrimp square dance with olive oil, tomato, garlic, and capers on a floor of angel-hair pasta ($25), and baked salmon sports an artichoke-pesto crust, served with fennel salad and roasted red-pepper coulis ($26). Midday diners can peruse a similar lunch menu while hatching business plans or plots to invade enemy pillow forts.
La Bistecca's carefully curated selection of Old- and New-World wines from around the globe provides quaffable complements to rich and flavorful dishes. Decorated with crisp, white tablecloths, vases of fresh flowers, and darkly draped windows, the dining room provides the ideal ambiance for a romantic dinner or platonic game of flashlight tag.
La Bistecca Italian Grille
Owner Jerry Costanza and his culinary crew create Northern Italy–styled dishes, including seasonal recipes. Their extensive wine list features vinos from Italy's major wine regions, along with organic and vintage-tiered selections from everywhere from Australia to Michigan. The staff pours these to complement the eatery's signature USDA–certified Piedmontese beef dishes, the lean, juicy, tender meat of which comes from cattle that originated in the foothills of the Italian Alps—also where Ducatis graze until they become Ferraris. Along with beef dishes, the chefs dish up sautéed shrimp, grilled sea bass, and italian truffle mac 'n' cheese.