Chickpeas lead a double life, gracing pita chips with their affable hummus jokes during the day and moonlighting as garbanzo bean companions to lonely falafels at night. Uncover the tasty secrets of this multifaceted legume with today's Groupon at Cafe Lebanon (soon to be known as Nadim's Mediterranean Restaurant and Grill) in Springfield and East Longmeadow. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of dinner fare.
- For $12, you get $25 worth of lunch fare.
The eggplant-slinging chefs at Cafe Lebanon churn out an authentic Middle Eastern menu replete with zesty cuts of lamb, garlicky baba gannouj, and fresh tabbouleh. Dinner options foreground skewered meats with a selection of kabob entrees to please the turkey, shrimp, or vegetable decimator that lives between your incisors ($13–$23). A lunch-sized falafel plate unites chickpeas and ground fava beans in savory deep-fried patty form, served alongside rice pilaf and tahini sauce ($8). Finish your Middle Eastern mouth safari with a piece of baklava ($4) or a Mediterranean cheese pastry—shredded phyllo dough stuffed with ricotta cheese, drizzled with blossom syrup, and sprinkled with crushed pistachios ($6). In addition to authentic eats, Cafe Lebanon showcases belly dancers on Friday and Saturday nights.
Nadim's Downtown Mediterranean Grill
At Nadim’s Downtown Mediterranean Grill couples and groups of friends crowd the softly-lit dining room, conversing over traditional Mediterranean appetizers or sharing hookahs on the outdoor patio. The lively scene reflects restaurateur Nadim Kashouh’s passion for celebrating Mediterranean culture and cuisine. Though Nadim spotlights Lebanese standbys such as charbroiled kebabs and heaping bowls of hummus, he also incorporates Western flourishes such as demi-glaze sauces, mashed potatoes, and deep-fried footballs. A selection of Lebanese wines and beers whets palates.