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 table-side etiquette of France with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of French-American cuisine at So7 Bistro, in the Cultural District.
Amid a sleek, high-ceilinged dining area, guests at So7 Bistro can read about lamb, shrimp, steak, chicken, and vegetables on a menu of exquisite French cuisine infused with hints of American fare. Unzip lips to pass the braised lamb shanks, tastefully surrounded by a supporting cast of couscous and raisins, through to your sheltered tongue ($17.50). The penne Monte Carlo, a vortex of grilled shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, rapini, and olive oil, saturates the palate with French flavor ($16.90), while the chicken breast forestiere harnesses the power of artichokes and mushrooms for good, unlike a rogue vegetable farmer, by gracing taste buds with heaps of flavor ($16).