Breaking bread is a bonding experience, encouraging new friendships while testing the strength of communal sledgehammers. Swing into sustenance with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a three-course dinner for two (up to an $82.99 value) at Efendi’s Mediterranean Bar & Grill in Cranston. The dinner includes:
- Any one appetizer (up to a $14.99 value)
- Any two entrees (up to a $26 value each)
- Any two desserts (up to an $8 value each)
At Efendi’s Mediterranean Bar & Grill, Chef Efendi wields more than 30 years of culinary experience to populate a menu with Turkish-inspired Mediterranean victuals. Portobello bruschetta or morsels of Norwegian smoked salmon, flecked with cream cheese and capers, kick off an evening spent attempting to bend forks with telekinesis amid apricot walls, gold-fringed mauve curtains, and a fireplace surrounded by stone. Entrees of fresh sole fillets, stuffed with shrimp and garlic, arrive to the brick patio whose tables also welcome the weight of chicken sautéed with walnuts and blanketed in tangy pomegranate-molasses sauce. On occasion, the shimmy of a belly dancer provides a coin-tinkling soundtrack as dinner companions fork into a homemade dessert from a daily rotation of sweets, warming to the idea of adopting the baklava as national currency.
1255 Resevoir Ave.
Cranston, Rhode Island 02920