If humankind never learned to play with its food, it would never have learned to play with its ingredients, and the world would be one bereft bowl of gruel. Taste the fruits of culinary creativity with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fine-dining fare at The Room at Meritage.
The Room at Meritage’s menu brims with casual, yet sophisticated fare, melding American regional cuisine with Cajun flavors and classic French culinary techniques. Start rolling the satiety snowball with crab en croute, lump crab meat encased in puff pastry ($10), or a mandarin orange speckled Meritage house salad, an organic gathering of mixed greens and honey-glazed pecans beneath a canopy of creamy coconut citrus vinaigrette ($7). Entrees can arrive in either small- or entree-sized portions including the hand-cut filet mignon ($17–$24) soused in flavor enhancers, such as red wine bordelaise or Cajun blackening seasonings, and the New Orleans–style barbecue shrimp over creamy grits ($17–$27). Quell noodle deficiencies with the chicken marsala tossed with penne ($13–$20) or experience a meatless alternative without gnawing on steak flavored ice cubes with the vegetarian gnocchi ($12–$18). Although not included in this deal, an extensive wine list boasts a panoply of fermented sippables.