Experiencing the cuisine of other cultures gives Americans insight into their own culture, shining a spotlight on our geographically specific ingredients and demands that meats come fried on a stick. Enjoy the rich presentations of foreign fare with today’s Groupon to El Gran Inka. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Peruvian cuisine and drinks.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Peruvian drinks and wine at the bar.
With locations in Miami and North Miami, El Gran Inka dishes out the rich flavors of Lima with a menu full of authentic Peruvian cuisine. The restaurant's mixed seafood ceviche is served cold with calamari, shrimp, mussels, and octopus alongside glazed sweet potatoes and Peruvian corn ($14.95). For some South American heat, try the sizzling shrimp and calamari skillet, boasting flavor injections of garlic, onion, and red bell peppers, served with golden potatoes ($14.95). Pisco cocktails, such as the chilcanito, composed of ginger ale, bitters, and lime juice ($10), fuel conversations about other cultures, and sips from a wide variety of wines by the glass ($7+) or bottle ($25+) fuel conversations about naming a first-born child Pinot Grigio.
Spacious, modern dining rooms adorned with bamboo in toddler-size vases are an idealistically elegant-yet-casual date setting, and outdoor areas provide calming backdrops for contemplating archaeological oddities and analyzing text-message meanings.
El Gran Inka
Created 15 years ago by gourmands from Peru and Costa Rica, El Gran Inka's only three US locations serve up a menu of fresh Peruvian cuisine featuring influences from Spain, Japan, and Italy. Since its inception, the restaurants have charmed diners across Central America and the United States with an impressive culinary and cultural celebration of Peru. The menu presents a contemporary twist on traditional cuisine, plating tangy ceviches, flavorful seafood stews, and tender cuts of sauce-draped meat on elegant plates. As guests sip cocktails made from exotic South American fruits and spirits or mingle over plates of succulent sea bass, the classy saxophone wails of jazz riffs and the ancient dead language of scat singing serenade audiences on Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays.