Bistros became popular in America after French diplomats visiting the Continental Congress insisted on dining outdoors, breaking Ben Franklin’s time-saving custom of eating while sleeping in the shower. Enjoy European influence with today’s Groupon to The Nora Café and Bakery in Ellicott City. This Groupon is only valid for dinner, between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a dinner for two (up to a $55.98 value) that includes:
- Two entrees (up to an $18 value each)
- Two desserts (up to a $3.99 value each)
- Two glasses of wine (up to a $6 value each)<p>
- For $45, you get a dinner for four (up to a $111.96 value) that includes:
- Four entrees (up to an $18 value each)
- Four desserts (up to a $3.99 value each)
- Four glasses of wine (up to a $6 value each)
The epicurean engineers at The Nora Café and Bakery sate appetites of all sizes with a diverse menu of nourishing entrees, decadent desserts, and spirited wines. Grilled Alaskan salmon skims across plates on lemon cream sauce, and meat lasagna flaunts flavorful layers of pasta, cheese, and homemade tomato sauce, which is perfect to sop up with an accompaniment of garlic bread or a Rube Goldberg spoon machine. Mouthwatering jeko jeko drizzles homemade steak sauce over a heaping portion of armenian beefsteak and carrots, and overstuffed chicken-marsala ravioli shells practice synchronized diving routines in pools of marsala-wine cream sauce. Duos or quartets can apply finishing touches to their chew-a-thons with chocolate cannoli filled with house-recipe cream or New York–style cheesecake, which is named for its resemblance to a yellow cab.
Nora Cafe & Bakery
Inside Nora Cafe & Bakery, housemade cakes and Italian-style cookies gather in the long, sloping pastry cases that line one side of the casual dining room. Referencing generations-old recipes, Nora’s team of bakers craft handmade dough to create fluffy puff pastry, pies, and cakes. The restaurant also serves Italian dinners, with plates of lasagna, spaghetti, and steaks complemented by garlic bread almost as warm as a blanket that’s on fire. The team serves those dishes between bright, orange walls flecked with framed photos, amid a sea of red tables with cushioned chairs.