If humankind never learned to play with its food, it would never have learned to play with its ingredients, and the world would be one bereft bowl of gruel. Taste the fruits of culinary creativity with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of steak and seafood at Nora’s Restaurant & Lounge in Southwick.
Nora’s Restaurant & Lounge’s resident chefs conjure a menu of classic steak and seafood platters to round out an upscale dining experience amplified by occasional live music and scenic views of the lake. Jaw workouts commence with misguided deep-knee bends and basil gorgonzola bread ($7), which charges into food fights on the back of a pesto and fire-roasted red-pepper salad. Chefs finish pan-roasted salmon ($22) with a maple-and-grain-mustard glaze before sidling it up next to a basmati rice pilaf, and fork tines plunge into a 12-ounce choice-cut sirloin that accompanies an entourage of cheddar whipped potatoes and cucumber tzatziki ($27). Lobster ravioli ($22) affords diners the privilege of sampling seafaring flavors without the hassle of breaking into Davy Jones’s locker to steal his lunchbox.
Nora's Restaurant & Lounge
The chef at Nora’s Restaurant & Lounge crafts a regularly changing menu of juicy steaks, fresh seafood, and homemade pastas. The elegant dining room features exposed ceiling beams, heavy ruby-colored drapes, and French doors leading to the bar area. While taking in views of Lake Congamond, guests sample fresh basil-gorgonzola bread or clams stuffed with lobster meat and topped with horseradish cream sauce. A slightly more casual pub menu available at the bar includes selections such as beef tenderloin sliders, pierogi, and fresh bruschetta you can pair with draft brews and wines.