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 mustache during dinner without asking first. Feast around the proper tableside etiquette of France with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of oh-so-South of France cuisine at Sel de la Terre. Choose from three locations:
- Boylston Street in Back Bay
- State Street in Long Wharf
- Worcester Street in Natick
Sel de la Terre's Natick location offers culinary adventurers a multicultural, inspired menu featuring Provencal tapas and dishes, such as pinto-bean cassoulet with Vinagro Farms braised pork, mirepoix vegetables, and Tuscan kale ($12). Pork is one of the stars of Back Bay's menu, with a charcuterie selection that includes house-smoked ham and pork pâté ($3 each), as well as a roasted chicken with braised pork belly, haricots verts, fingerling potatoes, and a coddled egg—patiently plucked from its hen mother after only three decades of gestation ($28). Finally, Long Wharf's menu reinvents traditional French-bistro cuisine with entrees such as the sautéed pheasant breast, served with pommes parisian, roasted apple, foie gras mousse, and mustard jus ($31). Reservations are recommended.
Dine-in only. Not valid on Valentine's Day or for the Restaurant Week menu.
Image courtesy of BostonChefs.com.