The dueling glove was originally an invention of chefs who would slap kebab meat with oven mitts and demand wooden dowels at dawn. Taste the edible creations of culinary innovators with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Mediterranean cuisine, cakes, or gift baskets at Ingrid's in Beverly Hills.
Ingrid's—formerly a bakery-oriented operation—recently broke sweet soil on its next culinary frontier by prepping and serving up authentic Mediterranean cuisine inside a casual bistro environment. The chefs splash menu items with a dash of French influence, simultaneously utilizing fresh and organic ingredients that don't require a moment of frying. Starters such as the spicy mouhammara ($8) or beefy kibbeh balls ($8) highlight Ingrid's initial offerings, paving the way toward main plates such as the nicoise salad with charbroiled shrimp ($12) or the charbroiled, marinated quails ($12 starter, $16 main course). Other delectable consumables include pastas, such as ravioli in vegetable ($12) and lobster-stuffed ($18) varieties, and pasta pairings, such as wine by the glass, bottle, or openly cupped palm.
For those who prefer sweets and or at-home eats, this Groupon is also redeemable for preordered cakes and gift baskets ($50–$450). Sheet cakes ($35 for an 8" cake) and tiered custom cakes ($20–$35 per guest) cover the concluding ceremonies for most occasions, from chinchilla birthday parties to Arbor Day blowouts. For all basket- and cake-related orders, clients must submit their request by phone at least 72 hours in advance.