Gourmet food is best enjoyed with a glass of wine, fine company, and a trio of near-identical forks. Use your utensils wisely with today's Groupon to Plate 38 in Pasadena. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of gourmet fare for dinner ($35 worth if redeemed Sunday–Thursday).
- For $5, you get $10 worth of gourmet fare for breakfast or lunch.
Plate 38's seasoned chef and proprietor Robert Humphreys fuses together local organic ingredients to create 38 mouthwatering European and American gourmet dishes. During dinner hours, patrons can let the wind blow through their four tines on the temperature-controlled outdoor patio while supping on the braised beef short-rib pot roast served with smashed potatoes, a root-vegetable medley, bordelaise, and horseradish cream ($18.50). In the morning, perk up sluggish incisors with the brioche french toast blanketed with nutella, brûléed bananas, powdered sugar, and amaretto Chantilly cream ($9.50) served with a side of apple-wood-smoked bacon ($2.50) and Francophile swagger.
Or saunter in midday to troll the Internet with Plate 38's free WiFi while noshing on a variety of salads ($7.50–$14), roasted-tomato soup ($6.50), burgers ($8.25–$9.75), and sandwiches ($7.50–$11.50), including a grilled chicken breast stacked with bacon, spinach, provolone cheese, avocado, tomato, and garlic aioli and held together with ciabatta bread ($9). Plate 38 also offers a wide selection of beer ($5.50+), in addition to wine by the glass ($7+), bottle ($26+), or glass wheelbarrow.