In addition to cradling civilization, the Mediterranean coast taught mankind to play with fire and cried on its first day of kindergarten. Mouth-salute the mother of society with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Turksish cuisine for dinner at Zara Mediterranean Restaurant in Palo Alto.
The epicurean engineers at Zara Mediterranean Restaurant please palates with a slew of Mediterranean dishes, which beckon hungry stomachs from a mouthwatering menu of authentic Turkish cuisine. Chefs cull appetizers, such as sigara boregi, teeming with feta cheese and fresh parsley flavors, hot from the oven to ignite dinnertime appetites ($5). Lamb shish kebobs skewer marinated lamb between onions and bell peppers, halting hunger with a savory sampling of meat and vegetables ($16). Lamb and beef unite with bell pepper and bask in beyti's savory pools of homemade sauce, yogurt, and melted butter ($14) to excite incisors more easily than a piñata made out of pita bread.
Inside Zara's serene dining room, calming yellows accented by heavy blue curtains tease patrons' tensions into oblivion, and blue booths and wooden chairs provide the excitement and ardor of a recreational submarine. Under the shade of oversize cocktail umbrellas, an outdoor patio welcomes dinner-farers to eat amid fresh air and the warm summer sun.