To function properly, the human body requires a steady stream of nutrients, sunlight, and compliments from other species about its opposable thumbs. Use your bendable digits to provide yourself with nutrients with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a three-course meal for two at Baba Ghannouj Mediterranean Bistro, located on West State Highway 54 in Durham (up to a $42.84 value, including tax). This dinner includes the following:
- Any one appetizer (up to a $10.29 value)
- Any two entrees (up to a $27.98 value)
- Any one dessert (up to a $1.49 value)
Baba Ghannouj serves up a simmering Greek- and Lebanese-style menu, satisfying deep-bellied desires for healthy, flavorful fare. Diners can battle for custody rights of a shared appetizer such as the large, feta-topped greek salad loaded with cucumber, olives, red onions, tomatoes, and pepperoncini. The veggie sampler unfurls Mediterranean flavors with bites of stuffed grape leaves, falafel, sesame hummus, cucumber sauce, choice of salad, and creamy baba gannouj with warm pita bread. The baba gannouj kebob drives in the main course with its skewer of lamb, beef, chicken, or kaftah accompanied by fresh greek salad and Mediterranean sides, and gyro platters present chicken, beef, or lamb alongside greek salad, hummus, and creamy cucumber sauce. Guests can celebrate the nonexistence of Dracula with postdinner sweets such as baklava, a succulent layering of walnuts in crispy layers of phyllo dough, or namoura, a Lebanese-style dessert cake.
Baba Ghannouj blends Greek and Lebanese flavors for an exotic medley of pita wraps, platters, and salads. The chefs intertwine the flavors of grape leaves, Moroccan eggplant, and hummus to complement lamb and beef entrees. The culinary artisans also accommodate all diets by dishing up a regular and vegetarian buffet for lunch and dinner.
As diners nosh, they can gaze at the restaurant's wall-mounted flat-screen television or listen to the lilt of Mediterranean music. And before departing, they can fortify their stomachs with a piece of baklava that's crispy yet hearty, like a valentine card sewn from an onion's skin.