Like attaching a fake mustache to a Halloween mask or cleverly changing your name from Obi-Wan Kenobi to Ben Kenobi, adding a new ingredient to something familiar can render it delightfully unrecognizable. Enjoy inventive eats with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of contemporary American dinner fare at The Gables at Chadds Ford.
Housed in a renovated 19th century dairy barn, The Gables at Chadds Ford furnishes its dinner menu with a melting pot of modern American fare tinged with French and Asian influences. The calamari starter—sautéed in white wine, red chili, and butter—comes outfitted with roasted garlic crostini ($13.50), and the crispy-skinned duck breast dons strands of pearl onion confit ($18) before flying to its getaway mansion for the winter. Mint-scented basmati rice acts as a friendly neighbor to the rack of lamb with garlic tomato jam ($22/$33), and the braised pork loin offers its pool of natural au jus to platemates of polenta and broccoli rabe ($17/$26).
A romantic exposed-brick dining room and fireplace invites patrons to The Gables at Chadd Ford's cozy, historic setting, which still harbors its original chimneys and barns. Patrons may also opt to sup on the outdoor patio, which comes flanked by rustic stone walls, the flora of the Brandywine Valley, and the ghosts of pioneers gossiping on tin-can telephones.
423 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania 19317