Without a bounty of seafood, the ocean's chief exports would consist only of seashell necklaces, octopus handshakes, and increasingly experimental whale-song albums. Enjoy a tastier trans-environmental import with today's Groupon for global surf-and-turf fare at Mediterranean Bistro. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of dinner and drinks.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch and drinks.
Mediterranean Bistro dishes up fresh, worldly seafood and land-based fare while bathing patrons in warm lighting and blue and yellow hues. Taste buds make dinner trysts with appetizers such as Atlantic-lobster risotto with rice, red peppers, and asparagus in rose sauce and parmesan ($8). Coconut curry dances around diners with an ensemble of peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, and rice in a coconut-curry cream sauce ($16.50), and lamb sirloin basks in a sour-cherry-espresso-Kahlua glaze ($29). Lunch patrons warm up shy stomachs with Bistro seafood chowder ($7.50) or insert incisors into the organic AAA beef of a chipotle-steak pita with avocado, crispy onion, and rémoulade ($12.50). Mediterranean Bistro also offers tickets to eclectic live entertainment, such as belly dancing and rap battles between rival Greek choruses.
Fine dining means more to the staff at Mediterranean Bistro than elegant decor and artfully presented plates. The kitchen staff curates a high-quality pantry of organic AAA beef, imported seafood, and produce that changes with each season, like the colour of the world's slowest mood ring. The head chef begins meal preparation only after receiving an order, ensuring the utmost freshness of dishes such as their signature beef wellington, which envelops a cut of tenderloin in a prosciutto-stuffed puff pastry. Entrees incorporate traditional Mediterranean ingredients such as black olives, feta cheese, prosciutto, and aioli, and each plate is hand-delivered by a member of the bistro’s attentive wait staff. Desserts such as the almond biscotti-crowned crème brûlée polish off meals more sweetly than an after-dinner mint that knows how to say "please."