Start a grassroots campaign of flavorful food sharing that’s equal parts communism and cronyism with today’s Groupon. For $15, you get $30 worth of tapas and drinks at Relish Modern Tapas, located 30 minutes northeast of Cincinnati. Featuring an array of small-plate selections and a polished, modern décor, Relish is a sensible spot for celebrating a promotion, birthday, or successful high-wire interskyscraper gambol.
Relish provides a convenient way to sample New Age dishes infused with flavors from cuisines around the world. The lunch menu features a meat, seafood, and vegetarian tapas pairing that comes with a soda or iced tea for $12. Try the lemon rosemary grilled pork kabobs and potato spheres or spicy shrimp and wild-mushroom risotto. Wraps such as the Thai chicken and chorizo ($6.95) are also available. For dinner, dive into the tapas menu, which offers veggie-friendly selections including grilled asparagus (with balsamic vinegar and feta cheese, $6.50) and Mediterranean couscous (with fresh cilantro, basil, and spring vegetables, $4.25). Pack protein with Moroccan chicken (marinated in lemon olive oil, saffron, and spices, baked with squash, olives and prunes, $10.95) or New York steak (in sherry-wine mushroom sauce with roasted rosemary potatoes and fried onion rings, $13.75). Skippers and scuba divers will enjoy the gambas (shrimp cooked in olive oil and garlic, $9.75) or fish tacos (with tomato guacamole salsa, lettuce, and sour cream, $9.75).
Perfect for the crowd that doesn’t like to choose, tapas’ culinary creations teach the importance of sharing to emotionally stunted adults while encouraging conversation. Wash it all down with something off the impressive wine or cocktail list, or top off dinner with a dessert such as the pumpkin crème brûlée (with berries and whipped cream, $5), or cinnamon-spiced pears for $6. Relish’s sleek interior is peppered with well-positioned lighting subtly illuminating striking features, so you’ll be able to nibble, savor, and talk until you’re full of food, wine, and intoxicating discourse. This Groupon is not redeemable on Valentine's Day weekend, Mothers Day, or New Year's Eve.
CityBeat recommends Relish Modern Tapas:
- The presentation of the chicken was elegant, really beautiful. Arriving as six individual rolls, a la sushi, the tender chicken breast was wrapped around sweet, slightly moist, velvety prosciutto with a center of chopped, fresh asparagus and peppers for texture. The entire presentation, texture and taste experience was stunning. – Heather Smith, CityBeat
- All the tapas were tasty, especially the wrapped dates and the ribs. Service was top notch. – OpenTable user who dined on 12/12/2009
- Finally, a restaurant which does not rush you through a meal! We had terrific tapas, a fabulous bottle of wine, and a wonderful server (Sean). The tapas were very reasonably priced and we left quite full. – OpenTable user who dined on 12/31/2009
Relish Modern Tapas
Relish Modern Tapas' chefs place a new spin on the centuries-old tradition of socializing with friends over small plates, interspersing their Spanish tapas menu with innovative international dishes. Their kitchen is a flurry of roaring fires and sizzling saucepans as chefs stir saffron into rice paella and simmer up morsels of chicken, chorizo, and baby back ribs. They fold seafood into Mexican- and Asian-inspired tacos while Italian flatbreads bake in ovens. Out in the sleek dining room, bartenders nimbly move about the bar, whipping up the bold specialty martinis that earned the praise of reporters from City Beat. Wooden beams crown the bar, extending out over spherical arrangements of tabletops and cushy booths. Hanging lights bathe the room in a soft glow, and towering windows provide diners with a glimpse of the glimmering lights and handsome crossing guards of Deerfield Boulevard.
5947 Deerfield Blvd.
Mason, Ohio 45040Get Directions