If you try something new, you might really enjoy it, even if it’s filling balloons with Hot Wheels and throwing them off a bridge to see if they’ll float. Try some Moroccan fare with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a French-influenced Moroccan brunch for two at Casaville on Second Avenue (up to a $71 total value). The brunch includes:
- An appetizer (up to a $14 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $12.50 value each)
- Two drinks for each person (up to an $8 value each)<p>
Casaville’s cuisinesmiths prepare an extensive menu of Moroccan brunch fare tinged with French influences. Open midmorning meals with a savory dish of escargot, which imbues Burgundy snails with garlic, parsley, and pastis butter (a $6 value). Practice pinching the cheeks of darling nephews on an open-faced omelet or on a frittata that proudly flaunts smoked salmon and scallions or goat cheese and tomatoes (a $7.95 value). Or load up on heartier fare such as the grilled steak à cheval, served alongside two fried eggs and french fries (an $11 value). Guests looking to clink glasses without throwing jars into windows can enlist brunch beverages such as bloody marys (a $7 value).
Casaville’s open-air entrance frames warmly lit gold walls gleaming under the rays of vibrant fixtures, and North African décor permeates the lively atmosphere.
At Casaville Restaurant, the chefs draw culinary inspiration from kitchens across the western Mediterranean and add hints of traditional Spanish and French cuisine to Moroccan staples. Time Out New York praised the dishes for their authenticity, noting that “to find better homespun North African cooking, you’d have to travel to Paris or Casablanca—or at least the far reaches of Brooklyn or Queens." Spiced merguez and pillowy couscous help to build upon that reputation, and trays of tapas drift around murmuring groups.
The dining room's yellow stucco walls brim with a number of Moorish-inspired accents, including tiled recesses. Navigating between the tables inside or on the outdoor patio, belly dancers occasionally swirl their hips, jingling pendant-laden belts. Servers dodge past to fill glasses with wine, selected from the restaurant's extensive list to pair with meals or work with the rhyme scheme of an extremely detailed autobiography.