The perfect food and wine pairing is like the fateful meeting of destined lovers, best celebrated with a tiny mock wedding presided over by a curmudgeonly pepper mill with a heart of gold. Combine cuisine and wine the way nature intended with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of tapas, paninis, wining, and dining at Rèst-âü-Ránt, Long Island City's neighborhood wine bar.
The menus at Rèst-âü-Ránt can satisfy any individual hunger, but if you go with a friend or enemy you can maintain an alliance or siege by passing or failing to pass tapas, appetizer plates, and platters. Pair a specialty beer such as Lindeman's Framboise Lambic ($8) with a sampler No-Commitment Plate (manchego, brie, prosciutto, and hot salami with country bread, olives, and a red pepper spread, $10–$17) for a crowd-pleasing starter. Keep the group talking and whittling wooden clogs late into the night with tapas of Spanish sausage (with shallots and garlic pepperoncini in red wine, $9) and Argentinean steak skewers with chimichurri sauce ($9). Or do your own mouth-thing with a specialty panini ($9) stuffed with flavor-nuclei such as gorgonzola, green apples, and figs. Take a look at Rèst-âü-Ránt's photo gallery to stimulate stomach-eyes.
Sip a sparklingly celebratory glass of Moscato d'Asti at the bar ($9), or head to outdoor tables to gobble Rèst-âü-Ránt's signature Choco Raspberry Truffletini (with Stoli Vanilla, Bailey's, Chambord, Kahlua, crushed raspberries, and chocolate, $10). On Thursdays, hear the height of the ceiling-reaching wine rack and wooden-beamed roof during live music shows.
This Groupon is not valid for happy hour or other specials.
Yelpers give Rèst-âü-Ránt four stars: