Eating at restaurants delays the need to go grocery shopping or clear your stolen snowman heads out of the freezer. Keep your secrets on ice with this Groupon.
$50 for a Crime Book Reading and Bistro Dinner ($100 Value)
Choose from the following dates: May 20, 21, or 22 or June 24, 25, or 26. Guests begin their evening at 6:30 p.m., dining on salad followed by chicken in a shallot-and-mushroom-cream sauce paired with mashed garlic potatoes and a medley of balsamic-grilled seasonal vegetables. Sommeliers pique palates with a glass of central California Cypress wine, including restaurant-only varietals in merlot, cabernet, chardonnay, and pinot grigio.
As they dine, customers listen to forensic scientist and author Raymond J. Davis read excerpts from his book, Dark Side of Justice, in which he details the observances of a professional versus a passerby, minute clues that break a case, and how to expose criminals using only a Hercule Poirot impression. At the conclusion of the two-hour evening, guests depart with an autographed copy of the book.
Seasons Bistro, Wine Bar & Catering
Mobilizing more than 25 years of catering experience, Rachel Hurn— owner of Seasons Bistro, Wine Bar & Catering—blends a Cajun-influenced eatery with a door-to-door catering service that earned a Bride's Choice Award from WeddingWire in 2010. Within the bistro, paninis and salads incorporate flashes of Louisianan flair, such as spiced shrimp, remoulade sauces, and improvised jazz steps. As diners nab forkfuls of Cajun shrimp buerre blanc, occasional live music wends its way through the dining room, complementing the complex notes of an extensive range of hand-selected wines. Alternatively, multicourse catered meals add a splash of elegance to both corporate and private events with formal place settings and French- and Italian-themed menus.