For years, European merchants searched for a direct route to Asia, eventually burrowing through the earth and accidentally rediscovering Luxembourg. Quell your own inner rumblings with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Asian Small Plates and Drinks
The menu includes korean short ribs ($9), flash-fried sugar-cane pork ($7), and dishes of House Dynamite, which pairs tofu with onion, pineapple, carrots, and peanuts in a spicy yet sweet sauce ($9). Behind the bar, mixologists craft money-themed martinis and cocktails such as The Jefferson, a mixture of cucumber vodka, pressed cucumber, basil, and lime ($13), or Gold Digger, a concoction made with St. Germain, Beefeater gin, lemon, champagne, and strawberries ($13).
Just past the vault door lies The Mint’s most valuable treasures: trays of expertly crafted cocktails and martinis. Housed in 7,000 square feet of a former bank building, The Mint nods to its previous life with money-themed drinks and rich, Asian-inspired tapas from a menu conceptualized by the restaurant's executive chef, Johnny Chu. Small plates of loganberry shrimp, wasabi sliders, and flash-fried sugar-cane pork take their place at booths cut with dark wood and cohiba marble or along seats at the main room’s 30-foot bar. Drinks include The Mint, a mélange of Grey Goose La Poire, star fruit, mint, and lemon, and Liquid Gold, which pairs a pineapple-infused vodka with Grand Marnier, amaretto, lemon, and raspberry, all heated to 1,948 degrees Fahrenheit. After fueling up with comestibles and drinks, diners can explore the patio’s cabana-style seating or take a break with some bubbly at the coed bathroom’s champagne bar.