Food and music go hand in hand, since sound waves promote proper digestion and menu descriptions can fill in lyrics for forgetful backup singers. Please don't feed the musicians with today's Groupon for Barre Vermont and Vermont Restaurant in Los Feliz Village. Choose between two options:
- For $22, you get one ticket to a “For the Record” performance at Barre Vermont (a $20 value) plus $25 worth of upscale fare at Barre Vermont or Vermont Restaurant (a $45 total value).
- For $45, you get two tickets to a “For the Record” performance at Barre Vermont (a $40 value) plus $50 worth of upscale fare at Barre Vermont or Vermont Restaurant (a $90 total value).
Broadway veterans, television and film actors, and young talents electrify audiences in Barre Vermont's intimate and lively performance venue. The 360-degree theatrical concert venue regularly showcases a schedule of entertainment to complement cuisine and create a well-rounded romantic evening, exciting night out, or an opportunity to reconnect with imaginary friends after they went to imaginary grad school. The “For the Record” upcoming 2011-season productions celebrate the musical inspirations of Hollywood directors such as the Coen brothers, Quentin Tarantino, and John Hughes with a revue of soundtrack selections for their films. The current compilation, “For the Record: Baz Luhrman”, features a rotating cast of eight performers serenading audiences with memorable melodies from Simply Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, and Moulin Rouge, also known as the Red Curtain Trilogy. Performances take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, with doors opening at 8 p.m. This run lasts through the end of April, with a possible extension through May for good behavior.
Audiences can add to the evening with Barre Vermont's collection of house cocktails and other libations. Cool off with a cool bottled beer ($7+) or activate tini taste centers with a St. Germain- and lychee-infused Dragon Lily ($11) or Gemini ($11), a mixture of grapefruit and jalapeno that tickles both your tongue and the secret shadow tongue hidden in your appendix. The lounge menu also features shareable plates such as sriracha barbecue chicken wings ($10) and wood-fired flatbread pizza ($14).
Groupon users can also dine beneath the vaulted ceilings of the connected sister eatery, Vermont Restaurant. Created by a Paris-trained chef, the French-inspired cuisine lavishes fine flavors, such as the ahi tuna tartar ($14), assembled with capers, eggs, crispy taro root, and spices, or goat cheese and truffle ravioli ($18), draped in a roasted tomato puree and pine-nut pesto.