One of Sir Isaac Newton's last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half right with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of steaks, pasta, and drinks at Colours Restaurant, located at Northlands Park. If redeemed during the month of February, this Groupon is worth $35.
Colours' 700-seat dining room overlooks the Northlands Park Horse Racing Track, granting diners close-up views of the finish line as they nosh nutrition from day and evening menus laden with innovative, hearty eats. Munch on small plates of sharables, such as sweet-potato wedge fries, accompanied by roasted-garlic-chipotle mayo ($7), or seasoned-pork-and-vegetable spring rolls dipped, like a woodland fairy, in plum sauce ($8). Eight ounces of Alberta AAA beef prime rib au jus silence the pounding rumbles of angrier stomachs ($20), and Colours' chefs surround pods of portobello mushrooms with the overbearing embrace of ravioli pasta before sautéing them with spring vegetables in cream sauce ($13).
A TV at each table supplies close-up camera angles of more than 1,400 live and simulcast races each year, in addition to a slew of other satellite sporting events. Invite the whole family along for an entertaining meal, and make sure to synchronize head shakes as you watch the races for optimum familial bonding.
Six TripAdvisors give Colours Restaurant an average of 3.5 owl eyes.