Geography can shape a culture, as evidenced by the Caribbean islands’ seafood-heavy cuisine and America’s tendency to elect presidents who resemble Mount Rushmore’s geological formations. Navigate the unique terrain of international eats with today’s Groupon to Le Toukouleur in Brooklyn. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get an African fusion meal for two (up to a $68 total value).
- For $45, you get an African fusion meal for four (up to a $136 total value).
Each meal includes the following:
- One appetizer per couple (up to an $10 value each)
- One entree per person (up to a $21 value each)
- One glass of wine per person (an $8 value each)<p>
Le Toukouleur’s chef, Abdhul Cisse, freely combines French, Caribbean, and north- and west-African influences into an extensive, seafood-centric dinner menu. Seated at tables festooned with candles, funky modern vases, and red cloth napkins, groups dig into appetizers of mussels in white wine or shrimp-and-avocado salad made theft-proof with crunchy potato chips. Flames dance with an Atlantic-salmon-filet entree until the sea specimen links up with tender ratatouille, and jumbo prawns form a multinational task force with curry vegetables and creole rice. Aromas of tomato sauce waft from the senegalese rice, which cooks use to diagnose to near-scentedness and plate with the thiebou djeun’s braised fish stuffed with vegetables. A bushel of other steak, chicken, lamb, and vegetarian selections pair with sips of house wine as guests gaze at the African artwork that fills the front windows and surrounding walls.