Cooking, like taking a pop quiz and defusing a bomb on national television, is often a source of stress. Disarm your hunger with today’s Groupon: for $24, you get a Persian meal for two at Safir Mediterranean Cuisine in Woodland Hills (up to a $52.85 value). The lunch or dinner includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $6.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $16.95 value each)
- Two glasses of wine (a $6 value each)
The chefs at Safir Mediterranean Cuisine plate authentic, innovative Persian dishes crafted from locally grown ingredients. Patrons convert closed-mouth corners into obtuse angles for meal openers such as the tah-deeg, which matches crunchy rice with two choices of stews, or a fluffy meat-free helping of falafel. The lamb-loin shank entree with baghali polo shimmies to the table more passionately than a conga line of Tina Turner impersonators, accompanied by of herbed basmati rice, lima beans, and fresh-dill backup dancers, and the charbroiled shish kabob skewers morsels of marinated filet mignon between bell peppers and onions.
Guests can soak in raucous music and dancing on the weekend, or relax while sipping a glass of wine in a plush, curved booth, admiring the mirror that stretches across the widespread dining room’s wall, which imbues it with an even more expansive feel and allows diners to keep an eye on falafel pick-pocketing shadows.