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 $30, you get authentic California dinner cuisine for two at La Gran Terraza (up to a $63.25 value). The dinner for two includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $9.95 value)
- Two of any entree, except the filet (up to a $37.90 value; upgrade to the filet for an additional $3.55 each)
- One dessert (a $5.50 value)
- Two glasses of house wine (a $9.90 value)<p>
La Gran Terraza’s chefs concoct upscale California comestibles, adding a Mediterranean undercurrent to many dishes on the varied menu. Pairs prime bellies with a shared appetizer, such as the lobster bisque or the seared foie gras, in preparation for entrees such as the seafood cassoulet, which combines seafood stew with organic vegetables topped with a saffron-cream sauce, and the entrecôte frites, whose grilled rib-eye steak sashays onto plates with an entourage of organic vegetables and pommes frites. Postmeal, diners can freely share or arm-wrestle each other for a dessert such as the chocolate-and-lemon-cream cake served with Stone Levitation ice cream, and two glasses of the house merlot or chardonnay lubricate creaky chewing jaws and mouth bones.
Patrons can dine indoors, seated in plush, high-backed chairs beneath the dining room’s high ceiling, which suspends luminous candelabras, or outdoors, drinking in views of Tecolote Canyon and Mission Bay, which provide natural eye candy for irises jealous of busy mouths.