Tea was discovered in ancient China when a leaf blew in the window and landed in the emperor's bath, which he was slurping through a straw. Sip leaves steeped more decorously with today's Groupon to Xai Verandah Lounge, valid on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from the following options:
For $19, you get brunch for two (up to a $38.40 total value) that includes:
- Two entrees (up to $12.95 value each) or one mezze plate (a $24.95 value)
- Two teas (up to a $6.25 value each)
For $39, you get brunch for four (up to a $89.75 total value) that includes:
- Four entrees (up to $12.95 value each) or two mezze plates (a $24.95 value each)
- One flatbread (up to a $12.95 value)
- Four teas (up to a $6.25 value each)
For $59, you get brunch for six (up to a $141.10 total value) that includes:
- Six entrees (up to a $12.95 value each) or three mezze plates (a $24.95 value each)
- Two flatbreads (up to $12.95 value each)
- Six teas (up to a $6.25 value each)
Xai Verandah Lounge infuses palates with Mediterranean flavors and soothes minds with aromatic tea by pouring cups steeped with loose-leaf, organic, and fair-trade blends. Chatting groups settle into cushioned white chairs, spreading brunch menus across sleek ebony tabletops to mull over Xai's fried-egg bagel sandwich, stacked with spicy greenery and Boursin cheese, or to visualize crawling beneath a cozy blanket made of fluffy smoked-salmon omelets. A traditional Lebanese mezze plate strains beneath a heavy cornucopia of eggs, fresh-cut cooling vegetables, feta cheese, zahtar, and other favorites alongside warm pita bread. Parties of four or six can break flatbread, savoring styles from the sumac-spiced zahtar to the lahm bi ajeen strewn with generous helpings of seasoned beef and lamb. Dining clusters savor their fare beneath the ivory-toned curtains and diffuse warm light of Xai's interior or inhale the breeze and argue with the sky around cobalt tables and tumbling curtains of ivy on a shaded brick veranda.
Sips of organic black, green, and oolong blends, nine distinct tisanes, and tea lattes wash down brunch bites and the taste of recent arm-wrestling victory. Xai's spiced house blend evokes earl gray with a breath of bergamot entwined in cardamom and clove, and the palate-cleansing moroccan mint pairs organic leaves with gunpowder-green tea.