There is nothing so sweet as a meal cooked and served by someone else and nothing so bittersweet as when someone else eats that meal. Be first to the feast with today’s Groupon to Cedar House Mediterranean Restaurant in Valley Village. Choose between the following options:
- For $24, you get a Lebanese meal for two (up to a $59.85 total value). The meal includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $9.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to an $18.95 value each)
Two glasses of house wine (up to a $6 value each)<p>
- For $39, you get a Lebanese meal for four (up to a $113.70 total value). The meal includes:
- Two appetizers (up to a $9.95 value each)
- Four entrees (up to an $18.95 value each)
- One bottle of house wine (up to an $18 value)<p>
With both recipes and wines imported from Lebanon, Cedar House Mediterranean Restaurant’s chefs treat tongues to an array of kebabs, rice dishes, and sauces that signify the region. Tomatoes, mint, and rice pack beneath thin-skinned grape leaves, which fall to pieces against the forks and casual insults of hungry diners. The Cedar House special assembles beef and chicken kebabs, fried kibbeh, hummus, and rice pilaf into a heaping taster of Lebanese delicacies. Black lines left by the kiss of a hot grill run along a trio of quail pieces soaked in a lemon and garlic marinade.
From the fertile soils of the Bekaa region of Lebanon come the house wines, a petit noir and a mixed red that complement heavy, roasted meats and delicate, white pinafores equally well. Cedar House’s windows look out on sunny streets, and its walls showcase large murals that depict Mediterranean landscapes.
Cedar House Mediterranean Restaurant
Under the canopy of cathedral ceilings, platters of Mediterranean specialties arrive either hot or cool, seasoned with traditional Lebanese spices. Patrons sample Lebanese fare from a menu that includes chicken or lamb shawarma, kebabs, and hummus mixed with meat and pine nuts. Desserts such as cream caramel flan, rice pudding, and baklava are made fresh in house. The restaurant also offers catering for which the staff will plan out a menu tailored to each event, be it a wedding, baby shower, or baby’s first Lebanese word.