Taking loved ones on dinner dates makes them feel special, much like hiring a loud person to shout their name on the sidewalk. Make your sweetheart swoon with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for $20 worth of Middle Eastern and Ethiopian cuisine for two or more
- $19 for $40 worth of Middle Eastern and Ethiopian cuisine for four or more
For breakfast, dig into mulawah with atriya ($6)—seasonal vegetables sautéed with spices, tomato, and garlic atop pita bread—or opt for scrambled eggs, Middle Eastern-style ($6). Hearty dinner entrees include traditional fish and rice ($12) and maqli ($12), a beef stew served with homemade Ethiopian bread. Sides and beverages include homemade yogurt ($2.50) and mango juice ($1.25).
At Derae Restaurant, chefs craft an array of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Ethiopian breakfast and dinner dishes that the managing editor of the Memphis Flyer called “excellent all the way around.” Start the morning off with a traditional fava bean stew called fuul, or opt for fatira, a pita bread-like wrap stuffed with vegetables or meat and baked in a brick oven until it politely tells the chef it’s done. Dinner entrees include traditionally prepared chicken and rice, spaghetti with hanid (a traditionally prepared meat), and tibs, an Ethiopian dish of sautéed meat and vegetables.