Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, and, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today's Groupon to Aroma Meze Small Plates & Wine, with locations on Nepean Street and Wellington Street. Choose between two options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Greek fare at dinner.
- For $7, you get $14 worth of Greek fare at lunch.
Aroma Meze Small Plates and Wine entreats families with Greek Mediterranean dishes for sharing and fragrant wines for imbibing. Each of the two celebratory locations concocts its own unique small-plate sensations and encourages multiple samplings. Poutine receives a welcome Greek spin with yukon gold fries, kefalotiri cheese, and mint aioli in the vlaxika patatakia ($8). The octapodaki stars charred octopus marinated in herb-and-lemon extra-virgin olive oil and is also available with grilled chorizo, olive mayo, and fried capers ($19). Dolmades, or grape leaves stuffed with extra-lean halal ground beef and dill rice ($10), pair nicely with keftedes, minted beef meatballs and tirokafteri cheese dip. Save room for the honey-lavender ice cream or peruse the commodious wine list before leading a group in graceful kalamatianos steps.
Lunch options are as diverse and tempting as the evening experience but proffer some slightly cheaper plates, such as tiganites ($4), little greek pancakes with dodonis feta cheese.