According to Emily Post, napkins may only be used to cover laps, clean up spills, or signal the waiter via semaphore that your table has hit an iceberg. Master restaurant etiquette over a gourmet meal with today's Groupon to Table 209 in Cape Coral. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of dinner and drinks for a minimum two people.
- For $45, you get $100 worth of dinner and drinks for a minimum four people.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch and drinks for a minimum two people.
- For $15, you get $35 worth of lunch and drinks for a minimum four people.
Featured on Fox 4's Morning Blend, Table 209’s chef, James King, creates richly flavored dishes. On the dinner menu, 10 small plates promote cross-table sharing and tempt collectors of small forks and tiny bowls. For entrees, a goat-cheese polenta snuggles up to a hearty rack of lamb drizzled in porcini mushroom jus ($29), and roasted cauliflower orecchiette bedecked with toasted ciabatta crumbs ($21) can quell the loudly growled complaints of stomach-dwelling pasta monsters. Alternatively, the expansive lunch menu brightens midday meals with bowls of nourishing chicken-sausage gumbo ($5) and nine sandwich offerings ($8–$12).
Table 209’s amiable servers carry plates to white-swathed tables beneath red walls decked in eclectic art. During weekly German Nights, chef Susanne Koch prepares a slew of traditional dishes, helping to bestow diners with a new love for sauerkraut and a sudden desire to wear lederhosen to business meetings.
Owners Ines Josupeit and chef James King join culinary forces at Table 209, a bistro tucked into the historical buildings and sunny harbor walk of Punta Gorda. James brings his 20 years of experience working in kitchens throughout San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland to the restaurant, cobbling fresh seafood, prime meats, and seasonal ingredients into innovative gourmet dishes. Every Monday night, Ines grabs the culinary baton, pulling from her own German heritage to simmer up an authentic menu of traditional German sausages and potato pancakes. Out in the dining room, local artwork festoons the walls, as guests sit around white tablecloths, illuminated by flickering candles that stop passing cavemen dead in their tracks. Outside in the patio, glimmering strands of hanging lights cascade above rows of tabletops and lush plants.