Tapas originated from the need to perfectly fill the notoriously small hands of conquistadores. Chew on more than your thumbs with today's Groupon at Purple Rain restaurant and lounge in Duluth. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of upscale tapas dinner fare and drinks.
- For $10, you get $25 worth of lunch and brunch fare.
Purple Rain offers a modern and sophisticated interpretation of tapas within a sleek, open, and multifunctional dining space. Like an overachieving butterfly larva, Purple Rain transforms throughout the day from afternoon café to tapas restaurant and lounge by night. Their palate merges Asian and European cuisine, with a dinner menu offering finely crafted food art such as curry-grilled quail with pad thai noodles and roasted peanuts ($13), osso bucco with braised beef short ribs and gremolata ($10), and macadamia-crusted sea bass ($18). For leisurely late risers, Purple Rain's brunch menu includes eggs benedict with lobster tail ($10), raspberry beignets ($5), and Nutella-stuffed french toast with caramelized bananas and powdered sugar ($7). Enjoy one of their spritely custom cocktails, such as a tangerine-ginger mojito or sparkling sake with seasonal berries ($8 each), or skip drinking altogether to sprawl across their effulgent purple bar and perform shadow puppet plays on the ceiling.
- The lunch menu includes wings, tacos, soups and salads, as well as items like a lamb gyro and duck confit. Dinner options include a range of small plates, including pig ears and escargot, and larger plates, like shrimp and grits and a macadamia-crusted sea bass. – Rachael Mason, Metromix
- They've also got some serious desserts like a tempura-fried, salted-caramel chocolate sampler; for the romantic baller, there's even a $1,000 golden chocolate truffle nugget soufflé that comes topped with an amethyst necklace… – Thrillist