Mediterranean cuisine is renowned for the way its rich ingredients inspire innovative food-fighting techniques. Skillfully execute the Kebab Eye Jab or the Hummus Humdinger with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Mediterranean fare at Nina’s Bistro & Wine Bar, located on Main Street West.
Husband-and-wife team Jeremy and Nina deLeeuw sate lunch and dinner crowds with sumptuous Mediterranean dishes sporting a Northern Italian flair and cooked from fresh, seasonal ingredients. A selection of tapas-style dinner appetizers ($10 each) tempts groups of hungry turophiles to dip into shared dishes of goat cheese with warm fig and pecan tapenade on a lightly toasted baguette. Nutty on the outside but with a heart of golden meat within, the almond-crusted chicken comes with a crisp orange and riesling reduction ($21), while the fiery penne all’arrabiata mixes chorizo sausage with asiago cheese in a veritable festivus of flavour ($18). Friday and Saturday evenings provide aural sustenance by way of live music in Nina’s warmly lit, inviting dining room.