Adding gourmet ingredients to a meal makes a commonplace activity feel special, much like brushing your teeth with a sparkler or withdrawing money from an ATM while holding it at gunpoint. Spice up dinner plans with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of gourmet cuisine at Zinna's Bistro in Cranbury. This Groupon is good for dinner, which begins at 4 p.m.
The creative chefs at Zinna's Bistro conjure up a gourmet menu of pastas, steaks, and more using fresh, local ingredients and a stockpile of internationally inspired recipes. Kickstart a gastronomic venture with the lobster agnelotti, which plates delectable pasta pillows filled with lobster and mascarpone ($10.99). Packing seats faster than a Laurel and Hardy reunion tour, the New York strip steak is a main attraction that touts grilled, certified Angus beef served in a red-wine reduction ($23.99). Sample nature's aquatic offerings with the seafood Fra Diavolo, which is studded with scallops, mussels, calamari, shrimp, and pasta in spicy tomato sauce ($20.99). Parents can pacify their children before they blurt out social security numbers with a cheese pizza from the kids' menu ($4.99), and romantic twosomes can dine on Zinna's spacious outdoor patio.
Look out the window of Zinna's Bistro and you'll spot a lush, vibrant garden from which the BYOB restaurant's chefs cull freshly grown produce to fuel their salads and pastas. An ample dinner menu showcases the Italian-American bistro's veggies in both their salads and main courses. For a closer look at the flowering garden, patrons can sit outside on a patio while dining on Vegetable Risotto featuring zucchini, squash, and roasted tomato or the French Pork Chop served over roasted apple slices and potatoes, all the while listening to live acoustic music on Thursdays.
1275 S River Rd.
Cranbury, New Jersey 08521Get Directions