Wine connoisseurs assert that novice tasters should never pair red wine with fish, white wine with red meat, or excessive wine with jury duty. Lap up today's Groupon in moderate proportions: for $10, you get $20 worth of entrees, tapas, wine, and more at Dani's Bistro & VQA Wine Bar on St. Paul East Street.
At Dani's Bistro, owner and wine maven Danielle Murray pairs a wide selection of Ontario VQA wines with a menu of hearty, traditional fare. For lunch, diners can bow out of a high-noon showdown with dishes such as the pot roast braised in red wine and served with caramelized onions and mashed potatoes ($9), or the ratatouille interlaced with angel-hair pasta ($8). Workday victories call for vanquishment feasts of tapas such as succulent skewered shrimp ($5) and caprese salad ($4). Diners can preside over the marriage of their meals to a glass of Reif Estate Winery sauvignon blanc ($6) or a Stoney Ridge pinot noir ($7). Then, bask in Dani's Bistro's cozy confines and wrap up discussions about the world's least dangerous marsupials over hot chocolate mousse ($4) or a glass of sweet, strawberry-tinged Strewn winter red ($7).
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