Global cuisine accustoms mouths to new regions in a way that gargling in a different language or grinding maps into toothpaste can never replicate. Digest new discoveries with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Greek fare at Sfinaki Greek Taverna in Burnaby.
Sfinaki dazzles palates with an array of fresh, homemade fare culled from authentic family recipes. Reward secret-keeping mouths with a menu stuffed with traditional Mediterranean entrees, such as mousaka, layers of spiced ground beef, eggplant, zucchini, and a creamy béchamel sauce ($16), and kleftiko, a tender spice-marinated shoulder of lamb ($17). Seafood such as the kalamari, stuffed with a blend of rice, shrimp, and artichokes ($17), makes mouths tingle like Captain Ahab's phantom leg. Vegetarians can delight in the spinach-stuffed spanakopita ($16), as well as an array of hearty salads ($8–$11). Sfinaki is situated mere minutes, or approximately 27 leapfrogs, from Empire Field and Pacific National Exhibition, offering amusing vistas during postmeal digestion.