What You'll Get
Plato often depicted food and drink stimulating philosophical debate, as in The Symposium ’s wine-fueled monologues on love and The Republic ’s tangent on the proper pronunciation of “gyros.” Find your meaty muse with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mediterranean fare at Basils Greek Dining in Aurora.
The chefs at Basils Greek Dining inject culinary innovation into Old World traditions and classic Greek comfort foods to create a menu of lamb, beef, gyros, and vegetarian dishes. The Basil salmon grills a slice of fresh Atlantic fish atop a Promethean flame and accents the plate with a titanic side of julienne vegetables ($17 for lunch; $19 for dinner). Chefs heap sautéed chicken breast amid fresh mushrooms, artichokes, basil, tomato, and a downy bed of pasta to create the chicken lemonati ($15 for lunch; $16 for dinner), and tender Colorado lamb basks in garlic, oregano, and virgin olive oil in the oven-roasted lamb dish ($17 for lunch; $19 for dinner). The vegetarian dolmades ($12 for lunch; $14 for dinner) stuff ripe grape leaves with rice, vegetables, and fresh herbs and spices that dive into a side of homemade Greek yogurt with the enthusiasm of a dolphin in a wave pool.
Basils Greek Dining's wine list ($6+ / glass) brims with an international selection of vino that draws heavily from the amphorae of Greece. Doric columns prevent the floor from levitating in the warm-toned dining room, where lanterns hang from the ceilings and tables stand atop either the restaurant's hardwood or stone flooring.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 16, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.