Eating international fare locally eliminates the woes associated with transatlantic travel, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with today’s Groupon to Desert Rose Restaurant. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of Mediterranean fare for dinner. Dinner is served starting at 6 p.m.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Mediterranean fare for lunch or brunch. Daily lunch is served until 3 p.m., and brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.<p>
Sustainable ingredients, innovative recipes, and beef, chicken, fish, lamb, and vegan options make up the Mediterranean-themed menu at Desert Rose Restaurant. Delve into a dish of harissa-rubbed baked brie, encrusted with Middle Eastern spices and served with apple slices, strawberries, crostini, and crackers ($12). A protein-packed dinner gets skillfully skewered in the chicken kebab, strewn with hummus and garlic sauce and served alongside rice, fries or tabbouleh ($14). The decadent crabmeat-and-asparagus risotto nests beneath a helping of fresh parmigiano-reggiano cheese and a drizzle of lambrusco ($18), and the traditional beef kebab is sidekicked by hummus, roasted tomatoes, and crispy pita bread ($13 for lunch, $16 for dinner). Dairy evaders will exalt the variety of vegan options, with multitudes of appetizers, sandwiches, and pizzas topped with nondairy Daiya cheese. Brunch bounties culminate with the classic eggs benedict ($9) and dessert lovers can opt for warm lava cake ($8).
A sizable tome of libations creates a vast number of plate pairings, intimidating the indecisive and causing statistics professors to mourn foregone tap-dance careers. Desert Rose Restaurant divides its expansive dining space between a window-lined interior area adorned with dark wood and orange accents and a flower-furnished outdoor patio ornamented with beachy umbrellas and a towering stained-glass rose that smells like stained glass.