If humankind never learned to play with its food, it would never have learned to play with its ingredients, and the world would be one bereft bowl of gruel. Taste the fruits of culinary creativity with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a gourmet prix fixe dinner for two at the Knight Cap (up to a $124 total value). The Chef’s Choice menu features:
• Two appetizers⎯either calamari or grilled eggplant cutlets (each a $12 value)
• Caesar salad for two (a $15 value) or two garden salads (a $9 value)
• Two entrees⎯either petit filet mignon (a $28 value) or walleye aux pistache (a $30 value)
• Choice of bottle of wine from $25 wine list
At the Knight Cap, diners savor a cornucopia of expertly crafted dishes assembled from fresh, local ingredients. Dining duos begin their culinary cruise through the chef's choice menu with char-grilled eggplant cutlets backed by goat cheese and spinach or deep-fried calamari rings, which can both sate hunger pangs and facilitate memorable marriage proposals. For the salad course, diners can either share a heaping caesar salad or opt for separate fresh greens to avoid internecine crouton battles. The dinner's star attraction lands on tables in the form of a petit filet mignon or a pan-fried, pistachio-encrusted walleye, both of which belt out soulful tunes to the full-bodied accompaniment of a bottle of wine. The eatery's intimate atmosphere lets diners gaze at each other across lambent candlelight, maintaining meaningful eye contact to heighten the romance or to gossip about other guests by blinking in Morse code.