The best way to familiarize oneself with a different country's culture is to spend 10–15 years in one of its maximum-security prisons, but the second-best way is to taste its cuisine. Learn about Peru with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Peruvian cuisine at Cora Cora Restaurant in West Hartford.
Cora Cora’s team of chefs handcrafts an authentic menu of traditional Peruvian seafood and meats. Meal-beginning appetizers include fluffy Peruvian-style potato salad ($8.50) and grilled tripe ($7.50). Afterward, cast forks into a dish of ceviche mixto, an oceanic reunion of octopus, mussels, and clams marinated in fresh lime juice ($13.50), or get another diner's attention by playfully pelting them with handfuls of fried calamari accompanied by crunchy ribbons of fried cassava ($13). Of the heartier entrees, a flaky fillet of fried trout capped with salsa and shrimp ($15.95) draws inspiration from Peru’s bountiful coast, and a seared sirloin crowned with dollops of Peruvian-style pesto ($12.95) delights savory palettes.