Food preparation can be exhausting and dangerous, especially within kitchens full of sharp knives, raging flames, and passive-aggressive garlic. Escape perilous cooking confines with today’s Groupon to Taverne of Richfield. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of upscale cuisine and drinks Sunday through Wednesday.
- For $40, you get $80 worth of upscale cuisine and drinks Thursday through Saturday.
The culinary creators at Taverne of Richfield whip up a delectable bevy of handcrafted appetizers, elegant entrees, and original cocktails, crafting a full menu with local ingredients. Allow appetites a warm-up lap with the mediterranean sampler, housing homemade italian sausage and smoked-mozzarella-stuffed pepper alongside bruschetta and fried calamari ($14). The Taverne express lunch, a bounty of endless soup, garden salad, and house-baked rolls served with gremolada oil ($7.99) sates busy, midday munchers and insomniac owls, and evening diners can curb hunger with the potato-crusted walleye, drizzled in a lemon, basil, white-wine sauce ($22), or gnaw on a New Zealand rack of lamb, marinated in dijon and lemon essence of rosemary ($26.50). The bartenders behind Taverne of Richfield’s sleek wooden bar sling an impressive selection of wine, beer, and specialty martinis, such as the strawberry starbust martini, a citrusy blend of raspberry and vanilla Stoli mingling with cranberry, pineapple, orange juice, and supernova dust ($7).
Built in 1886, the powder blue colonial home of Taverne of Richfield boasts a rich history as an erstwhile hotel, social-gathering spot, and headquarters of the Grover Cleveland look-alike society. Modern-day sushi seekers can enjoy a complimentary roll every Friday night in the main lounge, and music lovers can quench ear-thirsts with live entertainment every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night in the Underground Martini Lounge.