Tapas, like books, cars, and husbands, are designed to be shared with those closest to you. Indulge in the best of Spanish-style sharing with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of tapas at Embrujo Flamenco Tapas Restaurant.
Embrujo Flamenco boasts an extensive selection of authentic Spanish tapas based on traditional cooking methods in its sophisticated and oft flamenco-boosted environment. For a traditional Madridian experience, tempt your inner bull with a red flag of crunchy fried calamares a la romana served with aioli ($7.95). To satisfy a sweet and salty craving, opt for the bacon-wrapped dates ($6.95), juicy flavour bombs that shatter previously held reservations about tap dancing in public. The puntilla en salsa de mostaza, a grilled black-angus sirloin served over house-cut fries ($9.95), proves that shareables can have hearty hearts, as does the lengua a la Vizcaina, tongue surrounded by a tomato-based Vizcaina sauce ($9.95). Herbivoyeurs watching you dine from over the hosts’ shoulder will salivate over the abundant selection of vegetarian tapas, including the garlic and mushroomy champiñones al ajillo ($6.95) and the pan-fried patatas bravas ($6.95).
The chic eatery, with its exposed brick walls and sophisticated urban décor, is an ideal place to impress an expatriate Spaniard on a first date or during an LARP job interview. Complimentary flamenco shows take place Wednesday through Sunday (a minimum of $30 per person is required on show nights); on all days, reservations are required, so call ahead to reserve your seat.
This deal is not valid December 31, 2010, or February 14, 2011.
Tapas at Embrujo
Tapas at Embrujo brings a little slice of Spain to the heart of Greektown, then adds a musical twist. Chef Jose Salgado—who's appeared on the Food Network's Kitchen Equipped and has produced concerts for Jordan Knight and Rick Springfield—combines authentic tapas dishes with traditional Spanish entertainment so that guests don't have to resort to playing Sudoku on a dozing date's forehead. The result: dishes of duck confit or scallops with saffron sauce complemented by flamenco dancers twirling with the style's signature passion. Diners can also dig into a paella, whether it's a mix of seafood or the vegetarian version with saffron-infused rice, peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, and fava beans.
97 Danforth Ave.
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