The best way to familiarize oneself with a different country's culture is to spend 10–15 years in one of its maximum-security prisons, but the second-best way is to taste its cuisine. Learn about the world with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of upscale eclectic fare at Patina Grill.
Chef and owner Brian Munford oversees a culinary construction crew who uses fresh ingredients to craft a menu of innovative international dishes, which earned Patina Grill a spot on Richmond magazine's 25 Best Restaurants in 2010. Prepare palates for a lavish meal or wars against crustacean nations with the seared-crab-cakes starter, served with house-made fettuccine and a unique butter flavored with red peppers, basil, and bacon ($13). Diners can match their mandibles against the chimichanga with wild mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, and cheese ($24) or quell tummy grumbles with the roasted pork ($25). The szechwan tea-smoked duck arrives alongside wild rice and mu shu vegetables ($30), a delicious pairing, unlike peppermint chewing gum and Mountain Dew.
As diners fill empty stomach spaces, eyes can feast on Patina Grill's elegant dining area, bedecked with contemporary décor, stucco finishes, and earthy tones. Luminous sconces and decorative mirrors create a sophisticated environment that caters to business meetings, family gatherings, or romantic parole meetings.