Some of the best things in life arrive fully assembled, such as motorcycles and newborn babies. Get dinner pre-put together with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of pre-prepared dishes from Aridi’s Catering.
Trained at the Le Cordon Bleu institute, the culinary mind behind Aridi’s Catering blends Caribbean, African, and American flavors in her ready-to-eat dishes. Starters such as jamaican coco bread ($1.50) and grilled sweet plantains with chicken ($3.00) sear the senses with a smorgasbord of unique flavors and synesthesiac aroma-sights. Dinner entrees appease appetites with platters such as the shrimp and grits swimming in a spicy broth ($15.95), or more adventurous courses including the oxtail stew, slow-cooked and braised in a piquant sauce ($17.95). Savory sides proffer a cornucopia of gardeny, starchy, and sweet delights to engage tongues in rounds of Pin the Seasoning on the Taste Bud. Finish with a dessert of pineapple-upside-down cake ($17; 9" whole cake), a sweet reward for avoiding kitchen messes, rushed meal preparations, and heated arguments with Betty Crocker.