Upscale cuisine sets itself apart from casual fare by spending time in rejuvenating marinades and standing in front of the mirror while trying on different designer-spice combinations. Devour gussied-up delicacies with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of upscale cuisine at Twenty9 in Malvern.
Contemporary accoutrements fleck Twenty9's dining room, and the vigilant wait staff deluges stomach caverns with the menu's gourmet cuisine. Pistachios, red onion, and crumbles of goat cheese sink into the Spring Mix salad's mattress of lettuce, supported by plump mandarin oranges and dreams of dragons that shoot vinaigrette dressing ($7.95). Sic seafaring chompers on pan-roasted salmon as it darts through a crowd of artichokes and sundried tomatoes toward its lump crabmeat and parmesan risotto accomplices ($22.50). The sweet tones of a honey-chipotle-glazed rib eye and roasted-pepper salad ($29.50) harmonize with the sultry sizzle of shrimp, crab, and velvety Grand Marnier sauce in the chicken Stephen ($22.50) to calm rumbling stomachs and restless babies.
Fresh air wafts over outdoor diners, while indoors, amid warm cocoa accents, live ballads slice through heated debates about the correct pronunciation of "colonel." Meanwhile, The Deck, a lower-level dining area, envelops eaters in a casual sports-bar ambiance saturated with streams of natural light.