Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine international flavors with this Groupon.
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$27 for dinner for two (up to a $55 total value)
- One appetizer (up to a $10 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $19 value each)
- One dessert (up to a $7 value)<p>
$49 for dinner for four (up to a $110 total value) * Two appetizers (up to a $10 value each) * Four entrees (up to a $19 value each) * Two desserts (up to a $7 value each)<p>
The full menu has Italian and Iranian influences with appetizers such as mango mozzarella caprese and entrees such as marinated beef kebabs and linguine salsa rosa with prawns, marinara, pesto, and cream. The dessert list draws heavily on Italian influences with portions of tiramisu and chocolate-covered cannoli.<p>
Known for their successful takeover of Hudson Bay Café, I Squared proprietors Sadri Madjlessi and Tanya Anderson partner with executive chef Nory Madjlessi to combine traditional Iranian and Italian fare into one bold menu. Chef Nory honed his Italian culinary skills under Giovanni LoCoco at LoCoco's and absorbed knowledge of traditional Iranian recipes and cooking techniques from his mother. Rather than attempting traditional fusion fare, Chef Nory aims to stay true to the flavors of both countries, filling I Squared's ever-changing menu with Iranian staples such as fesenjoon—a stew of chicken, walnuts, and saffron served over basmati rice—as well as Italian classics, such as eggplant parmigiana. Using local and sustainable ingredients when possible, Chef Nory preps his signature lamb-stuffed cabbage wraps as patrons peek in the open kitchen from their places at minimalist butcher-block-topped tables. A stainless-steel-topped bar holds a beginner's alchemy kit and the makings of specialty and dessert cocktails along with extensive wine and beer offerings.