Stomachs only growl when they're hungry or preparing to bite the hand that keeps tickling them. Tame the beast within with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Middle Eastern dinner fare and drinks at Monaco Middle Eastern Cuisine.
Led by Chef Adel Elsayed, Monaco's team of culinary savants fuses fresh meat, veggies, and spices into made-from-scratch Middle Eastern eats served for dinner amid occasional live entertainment. Diners can kick off meals splitting four pieces of kibbeh ($7), a dish of fired bulgur wheat balls stuffed with beef that, like a gingerbread man stuck in a time loop, are baked fresh each day. Tzatziki sauce drizzles over the lamb kafta plate's two charbroiled skewers ($15), and the fusion stir-fry's choice of chicken ($17), beef ($18), or shrimp ($19) adds a dash of sizzling protein to the mix. Afternoon eaters can wrap their digits around grilled Paninis such as the Dijon chicken ciabatta ($9) capped with fresh mozzarella, barbecue sauce, and garlic spread. Between sips of a pineapple and mint smoothie ($5), guests turn their gaze toward live belly dancers who entertain the room each weekend with their displays of the proper way to get rid of hiccups.
Monaco Middle Eastern Cuisine
Each day, chefs Jason Eifert and Adel Elsayed, restaurant owner, assemble Lebanese platters from scratch. Using breads hot from the oven, ingredients that have never been frozen, and falafel with no past stints as ping-pong balls, he creates a menu of zesty Middle Eastern staples, such as meaty kebabs. His shared plates of appetizers such as the Monaco medley and entrees satisfy groups of two or four, and the catering menu provides ample skewers for larger outings. On some weekend nights, Monaco’s dining room comes alive with the strains of live Arabic music and the hypnotic undulations of belly dancers.
3090 Dougall Ave.
Windsor, Ontario N9E 1S4