What You'll Get
The French language, with its silent consonants and dropped vowels, is confusing to many native English speakers, who don't realize that it is ideal for simultaneously speaking and eating. Have a delicious conversation with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of French cuisine and wine at Pomme Cafe in Astoria.
Pomme Cafe unites a menu of rich, sauce-slathered French cuisine with a sprawling wine list amid an elegant wood-paneled atmosphere. Hungry Francophiles can revel in the decadence of the duck confit, which swims in caramelized pears and garlic and is accoutered with braised port shallots over a tsoureki bread pudding ($19). The ragôut au taglietelle— a scrumptious mélange of slowly stewed beef, turkey, pork, and liberty— tastily truncates hungerdom ($14). Guests can sate thirst pangs with a signature mixed drink, such as the ginger-peach-and-lime Canton Julep ($10), or with an imported wine, such as a 2007 pinot blanc from Alsace, France ($9). Or pair a dish of béarnaise-infused hanger-steak frites ($16) with a Jenlain amber, which, like Jacques Cousteau, was born and brewed in France ($8).
The culinary team at Pomme Cafe bakes taste bud-watering desserts and pastries every day, ideal for mollifying obnoxious sweet teeth and releasing more endorphins than sitting alone beneath a darkened bridge. Bookend your succulent entree with an appetizer of escargot bourguignon ($8) and a chocolate-and-hazelnut mousse ($6) for dessert while enjoying further comfort in the restaurant's cushioned chairs and booths. Pomme Cafe also maintains a bar, where pleasant libations can be enjoyed late into the evening and guests can exchange firsthand accounts of Napoleon's impressions of Bill and Ted.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 4, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for dinner. Not valid on 2/13 and 2/14. Reservation required. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.