Though biting the hand that feeds you usually indicates excitement about an impending meal, the practice invariably results in exorbitant gratuity fees. Exercise proper etiquette with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a chef's prix-fixe dinner for two at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine in Davis (up to a $100 value). Offerings will vary as the seasonal menu frequently changes.
The owners of Monticello Seasonal Cuisine harvest local meats and produce from their own farm and area growers to fashion the restaurant's ever-changing menu of fresh, sustainable cuisine. Three- or four-course prix-fixe dinners designed by Chef Tony commence with a starter beverage to wake disinterested tongues for the meal ahead, including sips of summer white sangria flavored with peaches, strawberries, and pineapple, before introducing coy mouths to an appetizer portion of delicacies such as Monterey sardines fighting chicories for elbow room atop grilled bread. Example course items include pastoral plates of sunny-side-up Murdock duck eggs on rolling hills of soft polenta shaded by braised greens. A warm chocolate brownie cooled by aromatic lavender ice cream can fill any empty stomach space, and all meals conclude with a piping cup of artisan coffee or tea. For an extra fee, diners indulge in carefully chosen wine pairings to keep succulent bites company on their educational journey through the human digestive system.
630 G St.
Davis, California 95616