With the recent announcement that Vietnamese food will now be the official food of Vietnam—replacing long-standing title holder, the donut hole—globally minded gastronomists are scrambling to partake in the country's cuisine. Get in on the Indochina ingesting with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Vietnamese dinner and drinks at the Three Seasons location in Palo Alto.
The contemporary Vietnamese cuisine on Three Seasons' dinner menu utilizes local ingredients and fresh produce to please palates of all persuasions. The satays, such as the five-spiced Malaysian lamb loin ($12), are served with rice noodles and cucumber pickles, and a troupe of freshly rolled spring rolls roll across Three Seasons' handmade stoneware plates and into waiting mouths. The San Francisco Chronicle recommends catching the Spider rolls ($12)—part japanese sushi roll, part vietnamese spring roll, and "an intriguing mix of strong and light flavors." The entree encyclopedia is lengthy, with large plates such as tiger prawns and garlic noodles ($26) and the Shaking Beef ($21), a quarry of beef-tenderloin cubes and green onion wok-tossed in chili-garlic sauce, served with watercress salad.
Hung Le, Three Seasons' co-owner and executive chef, discovered the importance of organic meal making as a child in Vietnam, where he watched his mother and his grandmother cook with the freshest local ingredients. He brings his dedication to fresh flavors to the décor in Three Seasons' dining room adorned with bamboo, hardwood tables, velvety barstools, and bright wall sconces. Get your Groupon and enjoy Vietnamese dinner cuisine without having to pay Barnacle Bill to set sail for Saigon.
Celebrating traditional Vietnamese delicacies and street foods made with fresh, quality ingredients, Three Seasons offers family-style dining, including fish, hearty pho, and an extensive selection of small plates. Co-founder chef Hung Le brings the vision of innovative food presentation to downtown Palo Alto for a thoroughly modern take on classic Vietnamese flavors in an upscale dine space sporting trickling stone fountains and tropical plants. In warm weather, the Three Seasons Beer Garden on the patio features small plates of Asian fusion bites, wines, and local brews.
518 Bryant St.
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