Today's Groupon takes your tongue on a continental odyssey without the risk of being eaten by a cyclops or John Lithgow. For $15, you'll get $30 worth of any dish and drink at Cafe Benedicte, an elaborate menued, sometimes live pianoing eatery.
Cafe Benedicte likens its menu to a magic mirror that reflects all points along the Mediterranean at once, from Andalucian Spain to Greece to North Africa. As such, diners can voyage from a starter of asparagus flan and sautéed crab claws ($9.95) to North African taboule with avocado ($5.95) to an entree of seafood paella ($20.95), grilled chicken and beef kebab couscous ($21.95), or moussaka ($16.95). Vegetarians can savor the vegetable dolmades ($12.95), while meaties might prefer to indulge with a little peppercorn-crusted filet and lobster thermidor in port wine and paprika sauce from the grill ($32.95). For dessert, there's the crêpe brûlée ($7.95), which one-ups crème brûlée by wrapping it in crepe and flaming it with Grand Marnier, or the aptly named Chocolate Decadence ($6.95).
For those who would rather fly the Mediterranean than sail it, Cafe Benedicte offers a fleet of wine flights ($10.50–$13) highlighting the best red and white varietals from the café's impressive international wine list. Cafe Benedicte also has live piano on Fridays and Saturdays, so bring your spouse, family, and cast of Real World: Denver.
- Starting with the salad and finishing with the dessert, everything was fresh and made in-house... Service was friendly and attentive, decorations were a step above a "cafe", but not so formal as a restaurant. – allykat331, Citysearch
Which Magic Mirror is Right For You?
Cafe Benedicte compares its menu to a magic mirror that reveals the entire Mediterranean at once. Of course, having a magic mirror has its positives and negatives. Here’s a quick guide to help you determine which type of magic mirror is right for you:
Inner Beauty-Revealing Mirror
What It Does: Shows a person what they really look like
Pros: Reveals a deeper level of truth than an ordinary mirror
Cons: Deeper truth is usually horrifying
What It Does: Whoever looks into it can see any point in the universe
Pros: Great for checking up on old flames
Cons: Old flames usually do better without you
Kingdom-Wide Fairness Indicating Mirror
What It Does: Reveals who is fairest one of all
Pros: Great confidence-booster
Cons: Overuse leads to insanity, dwarf-assisted boulder crushing
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