If you try something new, you might really enjoy it, even if it's filling balloons with Hot Wheels and throwing them off a bridge to see if they'll float. Try some Spanish and Portuguese fare with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of dinner fare at Mallorca.
Mallorca's Spanish and Portuguese dinner menu maps the flavors of the Iberian Peninsula in a white-linen-table atmosphere. An ever-changing constellation of 15 daily specials orbits the steadfast menu like satellites from rival chefs, including eats such as paella prepared Valencia-style with chicken, shellfish, and sausage over saffron rice ($25). Chefs dexterously pack twin lobsters with fresh crab and creamy mascarpone ($45) or wrap jumbo shrimp in bacon before dousing them in brandy sauce ($22). Forks pirouette in generous bowls of linguini or ravioli filling in one of five pasta dishes ($14−$17), and knives enchanted by the tender tango of veal scallopine and roasted peppers ($22) vow passionately to never cut in again.
The array of succulent eats are borne to diners by a fleet of dapper, tuxedoed waiters, creating an elegant milieu in which to discuss how to steal a bigger houseboat. Parakeet-green walls contrast with wood paneling in the dining room, where light streams through eggshell-colored curtains or glows from miniature lamps gracing each table.
At Mallorca, crews of attentive servers refill glasses of wine or house-made sangria as guests enjoy a long, leisurely meal of Spanish and Portuguese fare. Rotating menu specials incorporate fresh seafood as well as ostrich, venison, and other exotic meats, helping Mallorca to earn Best Spanish/Portuguese Restaurant accolades from Cleveland Magazine in 2011. At the end of the meal, servers return to romantically lamp-lit tables with trays of dessert pastries, cakes, and custards or a cappella renditions of "Kiss the Girl."