Without fine-dining establishments, ordinary people would have no excuse for wearing a crown at the table and demanding to be called Copernicus. Live out delusions of grandeur with today's Groupon to Nu Restaurant. Choose from the following options:
- For $40, you get a four-course seafood dinner for two people Sunday–Thursday (an $84 value).
- For $42, you get a four-course seafood dinner for two people on Friday or Saturday (an $84 value).
- For $80, you get a four-course seafood dinner for four people Sunday–Thursday (a $168 value).
- For $84, you get a four-course seafood dinner for four people on Friday or Saturday (a $168 value).
Each person's four-course dinner includes:
- Lemon-cured salmon
- Spinach and feta phylo triangles
- Seared albacore tuna
- Baklava dessert
Dinner service begins daily at 5 p.m.
Nu Restaurant's seasonal menus pamper palates with inventive, Mediterranean-inspired dishes derived from locally sourced ingredients. A lauded team of chefs crafts four courses of light eats in a dinner menu, which kicks off with lemon-cured salmon. Diners pair the tasty fish with compressed cucumber, potato, roasted garlic skordalia, and pita made in-house from construction plans inscribed on another pita. Chefs fold dough around spinach and feta to transform them into phyllo triangles accented by smoked tzatziki sauce and pine nuts. A seared helping of ultra-rare albacore tuna introduces spoons to garnishes of tomato seafood kakavia, saffron rice, summer squash, and avgolemono soup. For dessert, teeth navigate through layers of baklava and tongues cluck greetings in Morse code to walnuts, mint, lavender, and honey.
Diners recline in two levels of dining space adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows that reveal the False Creek waterfront and the West Coast sunset. An outdoor seating area is also available during warm weather for sharing the atmosphere with a friend, date, or fraternal twin once removed.
As of 10/27, this Groupon is valid at C Restaurant, located at 2-1600 Howe St. in Vancouver. See the available menu for Groupon customers here.
Executive chef Robert Clark fell in love with cooking in his grandmother's kitchen, where he helped her prepare salmon fresh from the York River. Chef de cuisine Lee Humphries worked his family's farm in Cornwall, England, surrounded by a booming fisherman's trade. And sommelier Sarah McCauley honed her palate pairing wines in restaurants in Holland, England, and Spain. Owner Harry Kambolis had the good sense to gather all three together to make C Restaurant's menu, which has gone on to earn dozens of awards from institutions such as Wine Spectator and [Vancouver Magazine](http://gr.pn/SovCNE].
Unsurprisingly, given the chefs' fish-centric histories, the ever-changing seasonal menu emphasizes seafood dishes, complementing them with local, sustainably farmed ingredients wherever possible. C Restaurant's decor also emphasizes a connection to the natural world with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the Granville Island shoreline. A garden patio shelters diners from summer sunlight with beige umbrellas and the upraised tentacles of the giant squids who live beneath the nearby Burrard Street Bridge.