Like voluntary tasings and constructive criticism, some meals are best when delivered in small doses. Snack in stride with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of tapas, paella and drinks at The Basque Market.
At The Basque Market, chefs load small plates with an ever-changing array of tapas inspired by traditional cuisine of Spain’s Basque region. Assorted bocadillos ($3) layer crispy bread with imported meat and cheeses, and spoons pause from perching on diner’s noses to dive into homemade soups ($3-$4). Toothpicks spear tapas (.50 – $3.00) such as the Basque meatballs, succulent spheres of pork and beef slathered in chorizero pepper sauce, and tortillas, which suspend potatoes and onions in fluffy egg omelet. Saffron-scented steam wafts from enormous pans of paella ($7), which chefs prepare from start to finish on their outdoor patio on Wednesdays and Fridays and season with spices and a single tear of Don Quijote. Though not covered by this Groupon, guests can also peruse a deli case that brims with port-poached figs and croquetas, and gape at the vast selection of Spanish wines that line the market’s high brick walls.