What You'll Get
As a culinary palindrome, naan tastes the same backward as it does forward, like the bananab or a Toyota. Take a bite in every direction with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of Indian fusion cuisine at Thali in Westport.
Praised by the New York Times Thali's head chef and owner Prasad Chirnomuola quells cravings for elegant, unexpected flavors. The adventurous menu features a slew of imaginative dishes that twist traditional Indian fare and keep clingy eggplant from smothering the other ingredients with unwanted attention. Begin an edible journey by soaking baked naan ($2–$4), infused with onions, garlic, or chilies, in a bowl of mussels with Portuguese chorizo ($8–$10). Varieties of vindaloos come with a choice of fowl, fish, veggies, or lamb ($10–$24), matched by varieties of kebabs and spicy masalas. Specialty entrees show off the kitchen's creativity and ability to rip through refrigerators, with such artful delicacies as date and walnut grilled chicken breast, smothered with papaya, pineapple, and tomato salsa ($18–$22), and sea bass seared in hot tandoor spices and snuggled next to squash, lentil, and truffle basmati rice ($20–$24). Finally, cap sweet teeth with a bevy of desserts, including the shahi turkra, an Indian–style bread pudding or the prettily presented lemongrass key lime pie (house desserts are $7 each).
Thali's fanciful food is mirrored by its décor. Rich colors and dazzling metallics bounce light from the bar and funky fixtures, landing it into your neighbors drink for a laudable trick shot. Today's deal is valid for beverages as well, so ask one of the friendly wait staff for a rich red wine or a bubbly prosecco to cut through the spice and extinguish sizzling taste buds.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Valid for dine-in. Not valid for carryout. Valid toward alcohol. Not valid with gift certificates. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.