In Les Misérables II: Final Justice, Jean Valjean is arrested for committing an even greater crime against French law: applying margarine to another man’s moustache during dinner without asking first. Feast around the proper tableside etiquette of France with today's Groupon:
• For $20, you get $40 worth of Provençal cuisine at Sel de la Terre’s Back Bay location.
• For $20, you get $40 worth of Provençal cuisine at Sel de la Terre's Natick restaurant, located inside the Natick Collection.
Chefs Geoff Gardner and Frank McClelland build the regularly changing Sel de la Terre Back Bay and Natick menus around local produce, meat, and fish. Back Bay’s menu jumps out of the gate with a snappy pepper soup ($10) rocketing along with lightweight spice jockeys of cilantro and olive tapenade. Main courses reflect the cultural melting pot of southern France, with salmon simmering in Mediterranean influences over pearls of quinoa, creamy spiced sheep's-milk yogurt, and dried fruit ($28). The Natick menu showcases a cadre of hearty meats and fish, with starters such as a rich house-made duck-liver terrine offset with tangy mustard and chutney ($10). A king's portion of organic herb-roasted chicken with courtly attendants of toasted barley, grilled asparagus, and balsamic-glazed onion ($24) rules diners' knives and forks with a golden-brown fist.