Inventing new dishes is a healthier form of culinary expression than egging an ex’s house or sending a half-eaten meatloaf to the taxidermist. Stay within the bounds of good taste with today’s Groupon to La Galette Cafe on the Upper East Side. Choose between the following options:
For $15, you get $30 worth of Senegalese-French fare
For $29, you get a Senegalese-French fusion dinner for two (up to a $70.89 value). The dinner includes the following:
- One appetizer (up to a $7.99 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $39.90 value)
- One dessert (up to a $7 value)
- Two glasses of wine, beer, soda, or tea (up to a $16 value)
La Galette Cafe’s culinary maestros keep taste buds on their toes with a lengthy menu of Senegalese-French fusion cuisine that harmoniously blends seafood, meat, and vegetarian recipes from France and Africa. Jaws involuntarily loosen as the wait staff appears with a starter of beets and goat cheese or a three-piece senegalese roll. Senegalese main courses, such as thiebou yapp—marinated lamb accompanied by onion, mixed veggies, and rice—transport palates to the shores of West Africa before taste buds catch a redeye to dine on the melted gruyere of a croque-monsieur layered on a slice of country bread lush with turkey and béchamel sauce. The vegetarian farci de legumes stuffs pepper, eggplant, and tomato with couscous and veggies underneath a crown of parmesan bread crumbs. Twosomes can pair nibbles with smooth sips of Les Maines house white wine or a hoppy gulp of Blue Moon.
La Galette Cafe’s broad front windows give way to an intimate dining room draped in brown hues, gray tiles, and contemporary, glass bread cabinets. A flat-screen TV flickers light across the chic luncheonette as artistically plated meals slide onto cherry-wood tables atop wooden boards hewn from grass-fed trees.
La Galette Cafe
The chefs at La Galette Café blend Senegalese and French culinary traditions to craft a menu of vegetable-studded meat skewers, oven-baked seafood, and zesty curry dishes, each strewn with traditional African spices. In the intimate dining room, stark-white ceilings pull together chocolate and cream hues as a single flat-screen TV quietly begs guests for juicy morsels.