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: for $25, you get $50 worth of fine dining at the Twisted Fork, located in Oakville.
Melding their love for gastronomic artistry and intimate dining, chef Michael Killip and his wife, Laura, assembled the Twisted Fork as homage to both the familiar and innovative qualities of gourmet comfort food. The lush dinner menu dispels the myth that small plates are only for small actors with such unique bites as the Twisted Mediterranean Toast, served with sweet tomato jam and prawns ($14). Skillet olives bounce gently in a dish with seared feta, taramosalata, and focaccia points ($10), and mushroom clafouti moves diners to folk dance with an inspiring blend of mushrooms, blueberries, and herbed chevre ($12). Cogent appetites can capably feast on grilled, honey-cured smoked ham with spicy cabbage sauté and a yukon sweet-potato gratin ($26) or cheesy tortellini in a tarragon tomato-cream sauce ($23). Culminate the culinary-charged evening with a slice of key-lime pie ($10) before confessing to tablemates your secret identity as a crime-fighting systems analyst.