The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of continental fare at The Manor in West Boylston.
The Manor populates its eclectic menu with globally-inspired cuisine, from Greek and Italian fare to all-American steaks and burgers. Kick off comestible journeys or induce postmeal baa-ing with grilled Lollipop lamb chops served with mint jelly ($9.99). A platter of flaky spanakopita ($9.99) rolls to tables accompanied by a savory posse of rice, feta, tomato, and cucumbers, while Queen-cut prime rib ($14.99) is ushered to mouths flanked by baked-potato and coleslaw. Italian edibles include a rich lobster ravioli ($17.99), sautéed with portobello mushrooms in a pesto cream sauce over a bed of steamed spinach, and the American Cowboy burger ($8.59) is crowned with a 10-gallon hat of bacon, portobello, onions, and swiss cheese. The Manor also offers gluten-free preparations of certain items. With crisp white tablecloths, bright yellow walls, and a large fireplace, The Manor creates the ideal ambiance for dates, celebrations, or dated celebrations honoring the invention of the Pony Express.