What You'll Get
As with houseplants, family pets relish attention, require fresh water, and can double in size by listening to classical music. Dote on four-legged friends with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get one admission and a five-course dinner at the Bon Chien benefit for Austin Pets Alive! from Pono Events (a $75 value). The event occurs Sunday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at Springdale Farm.
Held at the sustainable, urban Springdale Farm, Bon Chien supports Austin Pets Alive!, a charitable organization that advocates for no-kill pet policies, and features a five-course meal crafted by Chef Jonathan Gelman and Chef de Cuisine Skyler Golden of Driskill Grill. Commence philanthropic feasts with a beet-and-goat-cheese salad, which prepares palates for a pepper-crusted roasted beef carpaccio, accompanied by a poached egg, fried capers, and an 18-year balsamic vinegar. Course three showcases a green garlic-risotto fritter intermingled with farm tomatoes, shaved parmesan, and bacon cotton candy, and the fourth dish, a grilled Strube Ranch Mishima Wagyu beef, comes saturated with bourbon jus. Meals conclude with a chocolate-raspberry gateau, which combines dark chocolate mousse, strawberry cake, vanilla-bean marshmallows, and strawberry milk custard into a dessert as indulgent as a new grandparent.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.