Eating international fare locally eliminates the woes associated with transatlantic travel, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of gourmet international fare and drinks at Citrine Restaurant and Lounge
Named for a prized mineral believed to evoke positivity, Citrine Restaurant and Lounge warms stomachs with hearty platters fusing American, Asian, and continental European flavours. The extensive menu breeds gastronomic indecision when choosing from its gourmet sandwiches such as the French dip, whose baguette hugs shaved prime rib roasted in-house and sautéed in herb jus ($9.95). Forks incite goat cheese avalanches down the starchy peaks rigatoni tossed with puttanesca, a pasta dish ladened with the flavours of roasted garlic, grilled artichokes, spinach, and sundried tomatoes ($15.95). Meanwhile, entrees of blackened salmon finished with a spiced honey glaze ($19.95), and tilapia stuffed with spinach and brushetta ($17.95) wrestle tongues to win lordship over empty mouth territories.
Dishes can mingle with a boutique selection of local wines from the likes of Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery and Viewpointe Estate Winery or an imported red or white. Each table stands awash in warm amber light from hanging chandeliers and wall sconces in the shape of silver half-spheres as diners sit between curving wood walls set back from elegantly shaded windows.
3100 Howard Ave.
Windsor, Ontario N8X 3Y8