Flatbread is a vital component of many world cuisines because of its ability to sop up sauces and unlock convenient transatlantic portals. Transport across the ocean in savory style with today’s Groupon: for $16, you get an Ethiopian meal for two at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant (up to a $31.98 value). The meal includes the following:
- Two entrees (up to a $12.99 value each)
- Two beverages (up to a $3 value each)<p>
Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant’s culinary wunderkinds craft a menu of authentic Ethiopian cuisine infused with made-to-order sauces and fragrant spices imported directly from Ethiopia. Yetsome beyeAyenet, a vegetarian platter, presents palates with four different preparations of kingdom Plantae, such as beets cooked with garlic and ginger, or spiced lentils split by nuclear fission. The restaurant’s ingredient whisperers sauté dried beef in traditional berbere sauce to create Kuanta Firfir ($10), which, like most Ethiopian edibles, is designed for sopping up with pillowy injera flatbread. Yebeb We’t, a rich stew of lamb simmered in red-pepper sauce, cardamom, ginger, and garlic ($10.99), radiates warmth directly into bellies. Dining duos can quench thirsts with imported or domestic beers, tea, or sparkling water harvested from the center of a diamond.
Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant
White plates designed to hold five separate pockets of food adorn the glossy tables at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant, where diners can sample dishes such as rich lamb stew, Ethiopian-style steak tartare with herbed butter and chili powder, and beets simmered with garlic and ginger. Pieces of injera flatbread sop up savory sauces, and sips of rich Ethiopian coffee or imported beer wash back each bite.