Mediterranean cuisine’s seaside bounties can be enhanced with other atmospheric elements, such as painted frescos of the Grecian coast or a tablemate whispering, “Sea breezes…” and blowing on your face. Find food and décor to transport the senses with today’s Groupon to Kosta’s Mediterranean Cafe in Naperville. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Mediterranean cuisine for lunch.
- For $25, you get $50 worth of Mediterranean cuisine for dinner.
Family recipes from Athens and staff favorites sizzle and boil atop Kosta’s stoves, and the head chef wields more than 45 years of cooking experience to prepare flaky treats in the ovens. Egg-lemon sauce pools around succulent meat-stuffed grape leaves in the dolmades mezes ($7.50), creating a moat to keep friends' forks and invading knights away. The swordfish shish kebab ($16.50) roasts skewered sea steak and mixed vegetables over an ocean of flames, and olympian herbs soak in the juices of the grilled spring lamb chops ($22.50). Finally, the kataife ($3.50) tickles sweet-craving taste buds with slivered almonds and chopped walnuts enveloped in flaky dough and baked to their Platonic ideal.
Bright blue napkins unfurl into centerpieces atop pristinely white tablecloths, evoking the colors of the Greek flag amidst the restaurant’s modern neutrals. An impressive white fireplace looms opposite the dark wooden bar, its mantle supporting a collection of knick-knacks, busts, and oral renditions of the Odyssey.