After he took the throne, Napoleon instituted the tradition of serving bread with every meal to put his mother's baguette-heavy care packages to use. Indulge in French tradition with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of upscale French cuisine at Pamplemousse Le Restaurant.
Pamplemousse's kitchen has offered up an à la carte menu of upscale French cuisine in a cozy countryside-inn-styled environment for more than a quarter of a century. After ordering their entrees, diners can warm up stomachs with a complimentary basket of fresh seasonal vegetables and dressings, creating a customized salad or leafy sculpture of Herbert Hoover, accompanied by flaky french bread and salted butter. Submerge soupspoons into lobster bisque with cognac ($10) or finagle forks across filets of wild salmon in an orange curry beurre blanc ($30). Poultry enthusiasts delight in bites of corn-fed duck breast with leg confit, crowned with a tiara of cranberry-raspberry sauce ($32), while herbivores graze from selections off the vegetarian menu. Round out romantic meals by cracking a saccharine code with a special decoder ring and bites of crème brûlée ($10).
The warm, inviting environment of Pamplemousse transports diners to the French countryside with cozy candle-lit tables and stucco walls. Accented by gilded frames and bouquets of fresh flowers, the dimly lit dining room is ideal for romantic dinners or platonic meetings between doppelgangers.
Pamplemousse Le Restaurant
Since 1976, Georges La Forge's Pamplemousse Le Restaurant has enchanted couples with its romantic ambiance, and it has charmed celebrities such as Frank Sinatra with its elegant, low-key atmosphere. Like a high-stakes game of baccarat played for marshmallows, the cozy, country-inn feel of the hideaway provides a welcome oasis of approachability amidst the neon-colored nightlife of the nearby Las Vegas Strip. Warm candlelight at each table flickers as shadows dance upon the burgundy-colored walls and tucked-away alcoves. Complimentary baskets of crudités begin meals of traditional Gallic fare made with fresh, wholesome ingredients. The strains of French music softly fill the air as guests savor the tastes of escargot, Grand Marnier soufflé, pâté spread on toasted baguettes, racks of spring lamb, and grilled filet mignon.
400 E Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104