The morning ritual of breakfast mirrors the elegant cosmic dance of dawn, when the sun awakes to crack and scramble comets and then drink the Milky Way straight from the carton. Similarly rise and shine with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of light fare, sandwiches, breakfast, and more at Europa Café, located in Ludlow.
Europa Café's menu is full of meals made from scratch with a continental flair. The Irish eggs benedict's breakfast-time shakedown traps a lump of corned-beef hash between two thick poached-egg enforcers to create a tense standoff that can only end in knife-and-fork combat, a plate oozing with hollandaise sauce, and a waiter arrested for embezzlement ($8). Busy bees can buzz by the drive-through to absorb the sweet nectar of the tuscan salmon sandwich drizzled in balsamic-vinegar reduction ($7.50), or settle their stingers into a chair for dine-in feasts such as the creamy chicken or salmon alfredo ($9.95).
Europa Café also serves dinner on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and a secret eighth day of the week known only to Millard Fillmore fan club members. Daily specials for breakfast and lunch also mix up the menu offerings.
Europa Black Rock Bar and Grill
The aroma of seared Atlantic salmon, new york strip steak, and pork tenderloin waft through the dining room as each cut arrives simmering atop a volcanic stone heated to more than 750 degrees. This dramatic presentation is based on a European tradition more than 2,000 years old, and it creates an interactive dining experience that encourages guests to tend to their own sizzling proteins until they're either grilled to perfection or evaporate into a meaty mist. Hot-rock cooking forms the culinary foundation for Europa Black Rock Bar and Grill's menu, which also highlights Mediterranean-inspired pastas and flatbreads and Portuguese specialties such as paella and salt cod. For guests in search of a different kind of heat, the restaurant also hosts live music and the scorching beats of live DJs every Friday and Saturday night.
390 West St.
Ludlow, Massachusetts 01056Get Directions