Tapas, like books, cars, and husbands, are designed to be shared with those closest to you. Indulge in the best of Spanish-style sharing with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of tapas and drinks at Relish Modern Tapas, located in Mason.
Featuring an array of small-plate selections and a polished, modern décor, Relish provides a convenient way to sample New Age dishes infused with flavors from cuisines around the world. For lunch or dinner, dive into the tapas menu, which offers veggie-friendly selections including sautéed wild mushrooms with goat cheese and bruschetta ($9.75) and mediterranean flatbread with pesto, kalamata olives, and red peppers ($12.95). Protein picks included the stuffed breast of chicken, a flavor bomb brimming with savory serrano ham, herbed cream cheese, and asparagus ($13.95), and rib-eye steak soaking in sherry-wine mushroom sauce amongst roasted rosemary potatoes and caramelized onions ($14.75). South-of-the-boarder skippers and salsa-craving scuba divers will enjoy fish tacos folded with tomato avocado salsa, lettuce, and sour cream ($9.75).
Relish's conveniently sharable dishes make it a sensible spot for celebrating a promotion, birthday, or successful high-wire interskyscraper gambol. Wash it all down with something off the impressive wine or cocktail list, or top off dinner with a dessert such as the white chocolate and macadamia crème brûlée with berries and whipped cream ($5), or cheesecake medley ($6.95). 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 victuals, wine, and intoxicating discourse.
- 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
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.