Eating international fare locally eliminates the woes associated with transatlantic travel, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine
The menu features vegetable and meat samosas ($3.50–$4.75) to start and eight types of fresh-baked Indian breads ($1.95–$3.25). Cubes of lamb cook with onions, tomato sauce, and garam masala in rogan josh ($12.95), and mixed vegetables linger in a coconut curry ($9.95). Desserts of homemade mango ice cream ($4) cool palates and end meals with a sweet punch.
Star of India
Named Best Dinner & Bollywood Movie in Utah by Salt Lake City Weekly, Star of India fills with the same day-glo colors and smooth choreography of the genre’s films. A menu of tandoori specialties and traditional Indian sweets appears on tables, and the sounds of jingling instruments and tangling voices drifts from a room devoted to screening and celebrating Bollywood films. Lit from above by golden chandeliers, wall murals portray figures frolicking and rejoicing in an emerald-green field.
In the kitchen, chunks of tandoori chicken and skewered lamb marinate in cool yogurt and spices before roasting in a sweltering clay oven to seal in flavor. Nearby, chefs craft cottage cheese to simmer with peas in a mild curry sauce to make the meat-free matar paneer or infiltrate an underground food-fighting ring.