Hills and mountains are formed by vast underground food deposits, which, over time, stretch the landscape into soft mounds of untapped edibility. Dig into the bounty of surrounding geography with today’s deal: for $20, you get $40 worth of farm-fresh southern fare and drinks at The White Oak at the Artemisia Gallery in the East Market District. This Groupon can be used for dine-in or carry-out.
The White Oak's menu of creative southern-inspired cuisine features farm-fresh ingredients from local producers, making sustainable eating attainable even after your Chia Pet goes bald. For lunch, whet your palate with an order of mushroom and roast-cauliflower gratin with shallots, sweet peppers, and herbed breadcrumbs ($7) or a local-cheese plate ($11) before making your way to a plate of “Louisville” fried chicken (locally raised and organic, $12), a cast-iron-cooked burger (all-natural KY-raised beef, $10), or a vegetarian cassoulet of country beans (parmesan-corn-bread topping, greens, and stewed green tomatoes, $8). Dinner delights in small bites such as sweet-potato frites served with sweet and spicy apricot ketchup and a Caribbean cream sauce ($5) and butternut-squash flan accented with parmesan cream and apple butter ($6). With taste buds tickled and teased, treat them to a stuffed-vegetable platter (fresh seasonal veggies stuffed with cheese and breadcrumbs, $12), seared duck breast (confit leg and KY-sorghum glaze, $20), or stuffed pork loin (smoked bacon, apples, homemade cheddar stuffing, and apple butter, $16). All sandwiches and entrees are served with your choice of two sides.
Complement cuisine with a glass of wine, beer, or a specialty cocktail from the restaurant's full menu of sophisticated sips. Whether you cozy up inside The White Oak's finely decorated dining room or grab a seat on the heated patio, you'll buoy about blissfully in the elegant atmosphere. On the patio, live music every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday provides a benevolent metronome to pace overeager eaters.
This Groupon is not valid during Derby week (April 26–May 1).
- My entrée consisted of two large pieces of flavorful chicken coated in a thick, peppery flour breading. The peppery white cheddar grits were a perfect match, their texture just right — not too creamy, not too coarse. My other side dish was also exceptional: a spray of small, artfully presented carrots whose natural sweetness was complemented with a honey-butter sauce. – Robin Garr, LEO Weekly
- The White Oak, like Artemisia, its predecessor in the space, is a lovely dining venue. Outside, there's a sheltered brick patio (with live jazz on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights). Inside, a long, narrow, finely appointed room does triple duty as bar, restaurant and art gallery (the art on the walls is consigned by the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft). – Marty Rosen, Courier-Journal
- Fabulous! Ragut of country beans and greens was superb. A homey dish made elegant. Machu - a side dish of corn and veggies was simple yet divine. Blackberry cobbler for dessert was to die for. Great service, attractive decor - can't wait to go back! – Margaret Lawrence, Urbanspoon