Meals, like all social events, are best when shared with friends and always end with either a marriage or cake trauma. Celebrate socially with today's Groupon to Merengue. Choose between the following options:
For $37, you get a three-course Dominican dinner for two (up to a $75 value). The meal includes:
- One small appetizer (up to a $12 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $56 value)
- Two desserts (up to a $7 value)
For $67, you get a three-course Dominican dinner for four (up to a $150 value). The meal includes:
- Two small appetizers (up to a $24 value)
- Four entrees (up to a $112 value)
- Four desserts (up to a $14 value)
The colorful and authentic Dominican dishes on Merengue's menu have earned numerous accolades, including Best Caribbean from Best of Boston 2008. Indigenous favorites march in three-course noshing parades, led by a band of starters such as golden-fried cassava, a tropical root vegetable, paired with pungent garlic dipping sauce. Mofongo piles a tower of mashed plantains packed with chicken or pork atop plates, and the combinacion de mariscos al gusto hits taste buds with an ocean of flavor—lobster, shrimp, calamari, and mussels. Supper reaches a sweet denouement over caramelized flan or delectable servings of the dessert of the day.
Guests cross the threshold into one of two brightly painted dining rooms, resplendent with tropical wood fittings and striking paintings by Dominican artists including Alberto Ulloa. Merengue adheres to its upbeat namesake and islet theme by featuring live musical entertainment Friday and Saturday nights after 8 p.m.
Brightly colored walls, a permanent display of paintings by Dominican artists, and flavorful tropical dishes helped net Merengue a nod for Best Caribbean Restaurant in Boston Magazine's Best of Boston 2008. The kitchen yields a spread of meat and seafood items that range from fried pork skins and steak tips cooked in creole sauce to shrimp gumbo and a grilled red snapper in garlic-and-parsley sauce. Merengue’s two dining rooms seat 90 people, and a private room with WiFi and a PowerPoint screen projector provide ample meeting-room space. Catering menus for weddings and banquets offer a variety of serving styles, including formal seated dinners, self-serve buffets, and spoon feedings performed with accompanying airplane sounds.