Famed Spanish explorer Ponce de León was forced to forgo his quest for the mythical land of wine after an accidental tumble into the fountain of youth left him eternally underage. Take up his abandoned journey with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a wine-pairing dinner (a $65 value) at Sagra Cooking's Hellertown location, Sagra Bistro.
In a casually chic setting, Sagra Bistro serves up a menu of palette-pleasing flavors while frequently expanding gourmands' palettes through educational, wine-pairing dinners. Wine-pairing dinners are held in Sagra Bistro's elegant upstairs dining room and led by wine-educators fluent in wine regions, grape types, and the languages of love. The space’s copper-toned walls and sumptuous furnishings create an environment ripe for a romantic rendezvous. Currently, dinners are scheduled on a monthly basis, with registration available online.
- Simply wonderful. Rack of veal was exquisite: fatty, tender, cooked to perfection. Appetizer of eggplant caprese was true, traditional Italian. I have not been this impressed in a very long time. The level of service is perfect as is the food. – Terry Fasano, Urbanspoon
- Oh goodness...my husband & I fought over who got to take those leftovers the next day! – Candi K., Yelp
Sagra Bistro refuses to be pigeonholed. You'd be hardpressed to place all the flavors in its signature cheese torte, much less all the themes in its fusion menu. The dishes change frequently based on available ingredients, and the chefs don't stick within the boundaries of any one cultural cuisine or ancient family panini recipe. A meal might begin with spring rolls, move on to a Philly cheesesteak-inspired mac and cheese, and then finish with a lemon bar. Multiple influences can even coexist on one plate—if you don't want fresh-cut fries with your burger, then what about a side of pierogis?
Sagra Bistro also switches its specials depending on the day of the week. Tuesday means filet mignon, whereas crab cakes take over the starring role on Wednesday. Whatever the food du jour, though, Sagra Bistro's bartenders can pour the beer, wine, or liquor to complete the meal.