Ancient Greek mythology and cuisine are inextricably linked, as illustrated by tales of epic feasts and busts of gods hand sculpted from fresh feta. Pay epicurean homage to ancient Greece with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Greek dinner and pours at Demetri's in Deerfield.
The skilled culinarians at Demetri's prepare authentic Greek fare, accompanied by an extensive selection of wines from Greece and California. Sup on Grecian specialties such as moussaka, an eggplant-and-lamb dish topped with béchamel sauce ($12.95), or the spinach-and feta-infused spanakotiropita, which conquers appetites and spelling-bee champions ($12.50). A succulent selection of charcoal-grilled meats quenches protein cravings with pan-seared mediterranean chicken seasoned with garlic and oregano, white wine, lemon, and capers ($15.95). Fruits of the sea include a skewer of jumbo shrimp and vegetables ($19.95).
Sip Greek wines ($7+/glass, $28+/bottle) between Grecian columns, arched doorways, and wooden beams strung with faux grapevines in Demetri's elegant dining room. Diners can rename the ancient constellations after their favorite Supreme Court justices as the restaurant's attentive staff hand delivers dishes alfresco.
660 Lake Cook Rd.
Deerfield, Illinois 60015