Something For The Poors At Vidalia
One of DC's prime power lunch spots, chef Jeffrey Buben's Vidalia is graciously reaching out to those of us who can no longer afford said power lunch spots.
To celebrate the restaurant's 15th anniversary, Vidalia is serving up a special deal for the holiday season: A three-course tasting lunch for $19.90. While that's certainly more than we normally like to spend on a mid-day meal, for a James Beard Award-winning chef's restaurant, 20 bucks is pretty hard to beat.
What you get: A slighter-smaller-than-normal portion of any appetizer, entree and dessert. But unlike Restaurant Week deals, when eateries give you only a few dishes to choose from, you can order anything on the menu.
Apps include capon and foie gras terrine and chicken fried rabbit livers (!); the pork belly reuben is a pretty solid main, as are the hand cut steaks; and fancy-pants desserts include offerings like lemon chess pie with huckleberry compote and Chantilly cream.
Considering dishes on the normal menu average about $15 each, you're in for more than a 50 percent savings. Phew. Maybe we won't have to give up that power lunching after all.