Eating international fare locally eliminates the woes associated with transatlantic travel, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with today’s Groupon to Jerusalem’s Restaurant. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a holiday platter with an assorted dessert tray and one bottle of olive oil (a $50 value).
- For $35, you get a holiday platter with an assorted dessert tray and two bottles of olive oil (a $75 value)<p>
Jerusalem’s Restaurant augments festive feasts with platters of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. Bottles of silky olive oil make a tasty addition to a chef’s kitchen or a practical gift for a party host with extremely narrow doorways. A carryout platter of desserts stacks baklava and other honeyed comestibles into orderly spires that make an eye-catching addition to any dessert table. Triangular pieces of krima intersperse crisp filo pastry with homemade semolina custard, and delicate kataifi swirls shredded wheat with a blend of nuts, spices, and honey, providing a sweet ending to a special dinner or a sticky landing place for a post-turkey nap.
A rooftop dome marks Jerusalem’s Restaurant for all to easily see. Inside, a savory aroma of fried falafel and roasted meat wafts from the kitchen as chefs prepare platters of shawarma, hand-rolled grape leaves, and other Middle Eastern specialties. All dishes are prepared from scratch using recipes that have been passed down through generations. The small dining room is decorated in draped fabrics and tapestries; Metromix called it “utterly charming in a hodgepodge sort of way.” There’s also an outdoor patio where you can dine al fresco in the warmer months.