Multicourse meals guide taste buds through a riveting journey of flavors without fear of getting lost or having to hitchhike on the back of a submarine sandwich. Follow a delicious culinary path with today's Groupon: for $34, you get a three-course prix-fixe dinner for two people (six dishes total) at Taste Mezze, located in Olney (up to a $68 value). Click here for an overview of the courses.
The culinary conjurers of Taste Mezze pepper traditional old-world Mediterranean small plates with a pinch of new-world flair. Diners can launch their edible expedition with a crisp Greek salad or the taste sampler, a customizable trio of savory starters such as spicy feta, hummus, or taramousalata, a Greek caviar mousse. The cast of second-course dishes enacts a tabletop Greek drama, with a land army of hand-rolled gnocchi in armor of ricotta, spinach, and sage butter valiantly challenging a seaside invasion of lightly fried calamari and gazpacho sauce for control of silverware satyrs. A quartet of third-course options includes a chicken souvlaki marinated with herbs and lemon and a catch of the day, served fresher than newborn towels straight out of the dryer.
Dining pairs lean in close over dark wooden tables in Taste Mezze's intimate dining room, sharing flavorful bites and soulful gazes by the light streaming through modern installations of cascading glass. Flanked by plants, the cozy front patio offers hefty doses of fresh air and the opportunity to craft hummus sculptures of passersby.
Chefs at Taste Mezze craft small plates of Mediterranean fare laden with meats, seafood, and veggies—all based on the owner's family recipes. Flaming kasseri cheese and feta cheese whipped with chilies appear on tables alongside gyros, pan-seared scallops, and spanakopita. Smaller portion sizes enable patrons to share dishes or slip them into pants pockets where they keep a tiny but constantly hungry black hole.