The best way to familiarize oneself with a different country's culture is to spend 10–15 years in one of its maximum-security prisons, but the second-best way is to taste its cuisine. Learn about Mediterranean cuisine with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Mediterranean dinner fare at Valenca in Easton.
Valenca’s Mediterranean-inspired menu cossets diners’ taste buds, and the restaurant's rustic décor of dark-wood tables and stone brick walls please the remaining senses. Indulge your palate with a savory pasta serving of chorizo penne sautéed with fresh chorizo, white beans, and roasted red onions ($16.50), or opt for a plate of roasted marinated chicken atop a throne of smoked spinach and crowned with tomato, capers, and kalamata olives ($21.50). Steak on the stone, a stone-grilled filet mignon served with spanish potatoes and finished tableside ($28.50), is a Mediterranean treat said to be infinitely more flavorful than pied moss seared on concrete.
Head chef Steve Kershner, voted Lehigh Valley’s Favorite Chef by the readers of Lehigh Valley Style magazine in 2009, crafts flavor-bursting dishes inspired by a variety of sources and locales, including the most delicious areas of Europe. Like napkin-bound autograph books, Steve’s tantalizing culinary creations have graced the tables of a slew of V.I.P. diners, including Emeril Lagasse, Henry Youngman, and Gene Kranz.
64-66 Center Sq.
Easton, Pennsylvania 18042