Unlike having bicycles, apartments, and guard dogs, having many small plates can be just as effective as one big one. Munch on multiple options with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of tapas at Allora Bistro in Vernon.
Nestled below the Bulldog Hotel Silver Star, Allora Bistro warms mountaineers and passing guests with cozy wooden dining sets and a menu of delectable small plates. Tossed with lemon pepper, seasoned baby back ribs ($9.95) tumble past tongues to reward the stomach for years of service; zesty rosé sauce and garlic toast accompanies New Zealand green-lipped mussels ($10.95). As fresh, tender scallops arrive swathed in bacon beside a tangy cocktail sauce tarn ($8.95), olive oil and balsamic vinegar bring out the best in the combined flavours of roma tomatoes and bocconcini cheese ($9.95). Chicken wings baked with rosemary ($8.95) tantalize carnivorous taste buds, and soybeans seasoned with rock salt ($4.95) treat eaters to a nutritious, light snack. Deep crimson walls host an array of black-and-white and wine-inspired artwork, and an exposed stone wall and full bar imbue the eatery with a rustic, fun feel, like playing marbles with a lumberjack.