The setting at David Burke Townhouse is something of an elegant carnival for adults. Colorful balloons blown from Venetian glass hover over one of the dining rooms, where guests nibble on cheesecake lollipops rather than corndogs and watch with wide eyes as servers carve lamb and porterhouse steaks tableside. Clad in hues of chocolate, vanilla, and raspberry, even the chairs look tasty enough to eat, though they’re actually props for the main event: theatrical New American meals designed by culinary magician David Burke. Today’s Groupon Reserve selection invites you and a guest to frolic in whimsical trappings during a three-course dinner from a custom prix fixe menu. The meal includes:
- Two amuse-bouches
- Two appetizers
- Two entrees
- Two desserts
- Two glasses of port
- A complimentary bottle of steak sauce to take home
Imagination touches every corner of David Burke Townhouse, from the bricks of pink Himalayan salt that line the bar to the dollops of bubblegum whipped cream that accent the cheesecake lollipops. This comes as no surprise if you’ve met David Burke, a child at heart who works as an inventor and an author in addition to being an award-winning chef.
In recent years, Burke has earned raves from Forbes and New York magazine by fusing traditional American ingredients with modern gastronomical technologies. A bite-size hors d’oeuvre greets each diner with a burst of Burke’s latest flavors, which may draw from his fascination with freshly snipped herbs, his Food Network appearances, or his training with famed French chef Georges Blanc. For the first official course, duos dive into starters such as pastrami salmon, a savory treat drizzled with mustard oil, paprika, and coriander. Mushrooms complement three different entrees, dotting plates of black sea bass and flanking short-rib cavatelli with a creamy mousse. For dessert, pairs can indulge in sweet sips of port and gather apples from a tart dressed in ribbons of smooth cider caramel.
Couples that choose the cheesecake lollipop tree for dessert receive one lollipop each. Though David Burke Townhouse offers a discounted prix fixe menu for lunch, this Groupon Reserve offer is the best deal available.