The best way to familiarize oneself with a different country's culture is to spend 10–15 years in one of its maximum-security prisons, but the second-best way is to taste its cuisine. Learn about Morocco with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Moroccan cuisine at Saffron Moroccan Cuisine in Neartown.
Saffron Moroccan Cuisine infiltrates noses with fresh, ambrosial aromas and fills mouths with flavorful Moroccan fare. The dinner menu abounds with redolent edibles, and features appetizers such as the Diver Sea Scallops, which are sautéed in a saffron harissa sauce with carrot chutney and almonds ($9.95). Entrees include lamb chops served in a savory swamp of cumin, roasted tomatoes, cherry tomato confit, calamata olives, and thyme ($19.95).
Visiting food hunters can also take aim at a variety of tasty tagines—Moroccan dishes slow-roasted to render the most tender of meats, aromatic vegetables, and succulent sauces. Try the oxtail tagine, which is bathed in a ginger broth and married to a pile of garbanzo beans ($17.95), or sample other options prepped with chicken ($14.95), salmon ($23.95), beef ($16.95), cornish hen ($14.95), and more.
Saffron is decked out in ornate Moroccan décor, enfolding diners in a cozy eating atmosphere marked by deep crimson walls, lavish drapery, and woven chairs that keep you off the floor. Immerse yourself in the full Moroccan experience with live belly dancing on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
Citysearchers give Saffron Moroccan Cuisine a four-star average, more than 20 Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average, 75% of Urbanspooners recommend it, and TripAdvisors give it an average of 3.5 owl eyes:
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