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What You'll Get
Communal dining encourages groups to share, work together, and try new things, which is why many UN gatherings begin with the ceremonious passing of Ban Ki-moon's famous macaroni salad. Savor culinary fellowship with today's Groupon to Demera Ethiopian Restaurant. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get a meal for two, which includes a sambussa sampler (a $6.95 value); a vegetarian, meat, or combination messob (up to a $29.25 value); a bottle of house wine (a $22 value); and a dessert from the following options: Missionary's Delight, sambussa turnover, or hibist and Ethiopian fruit medley (up to a $6 value) (up to a $64.20 total value).
- For $58, you get a meal for four, which includes two sambussa samplers (a $13.90 value); two vegetarian, meat, or combination messobs (up to a $58.50 value); two bottles of house wine (a $44 value); and two desserts from the following options: Missionary's Delight, sambussa turnover, or hibist and Ethiopian fruit medley (up to a $12 value) (up to a $128.40 total value).
Today’s deal is not valid for the tibs and kitfo messob or the Demera messob.
Demera's grill-sizzling culinarians handcraft traditional Ethiopian dishes using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs, treating tables to communal culinary adventures within a window-lined nosh haven adorned with traditional African art. Dinners kick off with a starter of herb-infused sambussa, thin dough shells bundling minced beef, shredded tuna, chicken, or veggies. During the main course, table members ditch the silverware and scoop up savory morsels with spongy injera, sharing the spicy spreads of the communal messob platter much like they share oxygen, remote controls, and the responsibilities of bear ownership. Turn the messob into a meat gala with hearty selections such as lega tibs, which mingles chunks of tender lamb with onion, fresh tomatoes, jalapeños, and rosemary, or opt for more veggie-friendly fare such as the ye-misir wot, which flaunts split red lentils slathered in spicy berbere sauce. A range of authentic desserts, including raspberry-drizzled sambussa turnovers filled with almonds and walnuts, extinguish mouth flames more sweetly than the imitation whipped cream found in fire extinguishers, and a house wine souses taste buds with domestic grape nectars or a traditional Ethiopian varietal.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 29, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Demera Ethiopian Restaurant
Tigist Reda and Girmai Lemma have always loved to entertain. So when they set out to bring a piece of their homeland, Ethiopia, to Chicago, they naturally decided on opening a restaurant. With the restaurant's menu and atmosphere, the two have recreated their home—Centerstage Chicago marveled that upon entering the eatery, you “immediately feel as though you've been whisked off to another continent”.
As chef, Tigist handcrafts sauces and seasonings to authentically flavor entrees such as doro wot—a pair of chicken drumsticks marinated in lemon and berbere. Diners can enjoy their meals in the traditional Ethiopian fashion by ordering from the messob menu. Designed to foster communal dining, messob-style meals include many small portions of dishes from the restaurant's list of 29 options. These samplings are served on layers of injera bread, which diners use instead of utensils to scoop up bites of spiced meat and vegetables. After dinner, patrons can order cups of coffee roasted from the restaurant's own Ethiopian beans.