Tables at fine-dining restaurants are known for their fancy white-linen outfits, unlike tables in home kitchens, which are notorious for going nude. Dress up for a nice meal with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of seasonal American fare and drinks at Rosewood Bar & Grill in Lodi.
At Rosewood Bar & Grill, a seasonal menu spotlights sustainable, line-caught seafood and organic, local produce. California mango coulis sweetens the pan-seared salmon, and a lamb t-bone drifts into mouths on clouds of white truffle soufflé ($28). Bacon-wrapped meatloaf luxuriates in an oven ($24) whose cherry wood chips impart a smoky flavor and spare charcoal for buttonless snowmen. As mouths chew contentedly, eyes linger on crisp white linens and checkerboard floors that offset lustrous mahogany-paneled walls.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Rosewood Bar & Grill a spot on Groupon's Best of 2011 list.
Rosewood Bar & Grill
Chef Iradh Herrera is very particular about the ingredients that enter his kitchen. He bans canned vegetables or dried herbs from passing through the door, working only with organic local produce and fresh herbs. When discussing his reasoning with reporters from Lodi News-Sentinel, Herrera explained, "fresh herbs brings out more essence in the dish. Dried [herbs] you have to use more, and [they don't] have the same taste. You can tell." The skilled chef peppers free-range beef and natural meats with fresh basil, thyme, and mint to whip up a variety of seasonal American dishes, such as a decadent bacon-wrapped meatloaf and a succulent roasted lamb rack. He favors eco-friendly seafood as well, preferring to cook with fish that were sustainably caught on fishing lines rather than deceitfully coaxed onto boats with "free algae" signs.
While Herrera bustles about the kitchen, bartenders squeeze fresh juices into specialty cocktails and uncork bottles of fine wine. Diners chatter animatedly at white-clothed tables, while others bask in the sun on the outdoor patio. On weekends, the elegant eatery often plays host to live music performances.
28 S School St.
Lodi, California 95240Get Directions