In addition to being an ideal topping for pita bread and a crowd-pleasing meal starter, hummus also makes the best mortar for a savory gingerbread house. Build a solid Middle Eastern meal with today’s Groupon to Al Makan in Clawson. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of healthy Mediterranean fare for lunch.
- For $20, you get a hummus appetizer and any two entrees at dinner (up to a $42.47 value).<p>
The cooks at Al Makan bake pastry, chop veggies, and sauté meats to prepare a menu of healthy Lebanese-inspired dishes in hearty portions. At lunch, sandwich combos including falafel ($5.49¬–$6.99) and lamb shawarma ($5.99–$7.99) scale to meet variously sized midday appetites as neatly as a telescoping hoagie with a choice of one or two sides, such as potato wedges, salad, or soup.
Kicking off dinner for two, an appetizer of hummus blends chickpeas, tahini, and olive oil for a creamy, protein-packed dip that sails gently into mouths on rafts of pita ($6.49). Onion, parsley, and traditional spices enliven the ground-beef skewers of shish kafta ($12.99), and herbivores can forage through the sautéed vegetable medley of the vegetarian ghallaba ($12.99), prepared extra zestily or more sedately seasoned to suit each tongue’s preferred flavors or taste-bud density.
The term "Mediterranean cuisine" broadly defines the food in the regions surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, including Lebanon, the Middle East, and Greece. At Al Makan, the menu appropriately reflects this broadness. Eaters can feast on kabobs, hummus, falafels, and herb-encrusted seafood or sip on fresh juice squeezed from fruit trees that Zeus himself has stepped on. Italy's influence finds its way into the kitchen in the form of the Al Makan pizza, which is topped with shawarma, jalapenos, and feta and mozzarella cheese.