Vegetables are the anti-zombie, rising out of the ground to demand we devour their artichoke hearts and cauliflower brains. Hunt down some new green friends with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of farm-fresh organic salad entrees for dinner at Vinaigrette in Santa Fe. Dinner is served after 5 p.m.
During peak season, 70% of Vinaigrette's fresh produce is produced in the fertile fields of owner Erin Wade's organic farm, and unfilled ingredient niches are plugged with the harvests of other organic local farmers when possible. Besides the stable of classic salad staples ($8.95–$10.95), the hearty yet healthy meals of this walk-in cornucopia include signature salads ($8.95–$15.95) such as the Bell & Cheese, where flame-kissed red and orange bell peppers make curd angels out of goat cheese in a field of fresh greens during a rain storm of ruby-port vinaigrette ($10.95). Experience the lemony-dill tang of the veggie-packed Tuna Salad Salad ($8.95), or slip south of the border with the verdant romaine and crispy red cabbage of the Salacho, peppered with seasoned beef and chorizo and doused in a vinaigrette of honey, cumin, and lime ($11.95). Besides flagship salads, Vinaigrette's chefs can whip up gourmet dinner specials including well-topped crostini ($10) or goat-cheese potato gratin ($6).
709 Don Cubero Alley
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505