The Trojan War raged for nearly 10 years, sending wave after wave of Greek soldiers toward Troy to recover Helen's kidnapped gyro seasoning. Taste the flavors of myth with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Greek fare at Aegean Breeze in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Naming his restaurant after the bountiful waters of the Aegean Sea, owner and chef George Cami has garnered multiple Zagat commendations for his menu of American and authentic Greek fare, which includes grilled whole fish. Specialties such as the spinach-and-scallion-stuffed spanikopita ($16.95) and moussaka—layers of baby eggplant, potatoes, and seasoned ground beef topped in béchamel sauce ($18.95)—impart Grecian flavors more effectively than marinating a chunk of the Parthenon in puréed toga linens. Alternatively, fresh seafood specialties include char-grilled lavraki, a Floridian fish known for its nutty personality ($31.95, served whole or boned), or organic salmon grilled with lemon and olive oil ($25.95). Come Thursday nights, diners sate crustacean cravings by devouring fresh steamed lobster ($27.95). Aegean Breeze racks an extensive wine selection (not included in today's Groupon), and calms patron psyches with a rustic interior of stucco walls, tile floors, and posts sawn by the rough tooth of a local beaver. Guests can wander out to the patio when weather permits or stay inside and warm their feet by the fireplace.