Greek mythology credits Prometheus for giving fire to mortals, which freed man from subsisting exclusively on microwave dinners. Fire up exotic eats with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of peri-peri fare at Nando’s Flame-Grilled Chicken. Choose between the following locations:
- Nepean (1461 Merivale Rd.)
- Orleans (103-3838 Innes Rd.)<p>
Two friends launched the first Nando’s Flame-Grilled Chicken in South Africa more than 20 years ago by fusing culinary techniques from Portugal and Mozambique to create their secret peri-peri spice recipe. Named after the Swahili word for the bird’s eye chili, the eatery’s signature peri-peri chicken crowns its menu, tempting diners to sink incisors into fowl marinated for 24 hours in antioxidant-packed spices before it’s grilled over an eternal flame (from $6 for a leg and thigh to $17 for a whole bird). Further options include a whole-wheat wrap stuffed with roasted vegetables ($6.50), a veggie burger ($6.50), or peri-peri chicken threaded onto double kebabs (from $10 for a meal with one side). To cool taste buds inflamed by the fowl’s capsaicin kick, cinnamon-dusted Portuguese tarts ($2) ooze a custard capable of relaxing even an auctioneer’s palate.