Like alloying a metal, fusion cuisine brings together two or more different elements to create a more universally appealing chew toy. Chomp into fortified flavors with today’s Groupon to Enso in East Lansing. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of global fusion fare for dinner.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of global fusion fare for lunch.</p>
In the dramatically lit, contemporarily furnished dining room of Enso, chefs and servers decorate tabletops with dependable midwestern meals emanating worldly wisdom. The creative dinner menu reveals a strong steakhouse influence, with a signature New York strip steak giving romantic advice to fluffs of Yukon gold mashed potatoes, applewood bacon, and smoky blue-cheese butter ($28.75). Sushi rolls employ scarves of rice to wrap up chilled interiors, with American-inspired options including the house smoked pull-pork roll filled with hand-cut fries, crispy onion, and thai chili mayo ($8 during lunch; $10.75 during dinner). Like family members dressed as early Neanderthals, lunchtime sandwiches such as the four-cheese grilled cheese ($8) and the slow-braised-beef panini ($12) make for an eclectic take on more familiar items.
Live entertainment fills Enso’s interior and prosthetic ears as patrons relax on plush couches and sip on Kenwood Yulupa merlots ($7/glass) or other choices from the extensive wine menu. Fire pits warm cool breezes on a large patio, and flat-screen TVs broadcast clearly to both two-dimensional and three-dimensional diners.
16800 Chandler Rd.
East Lansing, Michigan 48823