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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Brasserie Provence for Cheap

Brasserie Provence samples at Taste of Innovation
Want to try French food, for cheap?  Okay, so French and cheap are usually mutually exclusive, they rarely go together in Louisville.  But I just came across this great deal on Groupon today that will make cheap French fare possible.  I've been wanting to try this place for a while, now I have the perfect reason to!

Brasserie Provence, a new French restaurant on Hurstbourne Parkway (the old Romano’s Italian location) is offering a $40 deal for $25.  Pretty good right?  But wait….it gets better.  Groupon is currently having a special, if you use the code SWEET10, you’ll get an additional $10 off.  In the end, you’re paying only $15 for $40 worth of food, that’s a nice lunch  for two and a great dinner for one. Brasserie Provence also offers ½ off bottle of wine on Mondays, pair this with the Groupon and it’ll be a Monday worth celebrating.

There are some limitations:
$25/$40 Mon – Thursday; $28/$40 Fri – Sunday
Coupon expires 2/19/2015, promotional value ends on 5/20/2015
Reservation required, limit 1 per person, per visit, per table.

It’ll only work for people who received this in their email, so check your email to see if you got this deal .  If you’re currently not signed up with Groupon, it’s worth it to sign up for their email.  Occasionally you’ll get these $10 coupons.  It’s a great way for me to try new expensive restaurants without breaking the bank.  Even without the additional $10 off, many times I find great 50% off on restaurants that I want to try anyway. Groupon also has a referral program that’ll give you $10 for every friend you referred (they have to make a purchase), for up to $100. If you use this link to sign up, I’ll treat you to dessert :)

So what’s Brasserie Provence like? The restaurant serves southern provincial French food in an upscale casual atmosphere. Lunch prices are in the mid-teens, dinner in the the mid-twenties with an extensive wine list.  I had a taste of their chocolate dipped pork with a honey lavender Bourbon glaze, cabbage bleu d’auvergne and potato gaufrette at Taste of Innovation last year.  It was delicious and the only booth I actually came back to twice.