Mediterranean civilizations invented many lasting concepts, developing astronomy to explain the cosmos and democracy to equally divide lamb kebabs. Split a skewer with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Mediterranean fare for dinner at Bel Gusto in the Millennium Hotel Durham in Durham.
Bel Gusto’s seasoned chefs deftly prepare contemporary Mediterranean specialties on a Milan-style rotisserie. The dinner menu transports diners to the lapping shores of the Mediterranean with grilled salmon linguine smothered in artichoke butter ($19), and lasagna bolognese layered with homemade pasta, beef ragu, and cheese béchamel ($17). Sweet flavors infiltrate hearty bites of pan-seared pork tenderloin ($19) by way of sweet-potato mash, drizzled pomegranate puree, and unrequited love sonnets, and grilled vegetables and fresh mozzarella rest placidly between warm slices of grilled focaccia bread ($10).
Bel Gusto’s rich yellow walls surround wooden chairs tucked below tables clothed in tan fabric. Purple napkins bloom from unfilled wine glasses, attracting glances with a pop of color like a penguin’s set of Mardi Gras beads. Diners can also sup on Bel Gusto’s outdoor patio to couple their fill with appetizing breezes.
2800 Campus Walk Ave.
Durham, North Carolina 27705