Fine food functions as striking wall art, energy for your body, and an intellectual companion when your dissertation advisor goes on sabbatical. Today's Groupon reaps all the benefits of fine fare: for $30, you get $60 worth of upscale casual fare at Foundation.
Foundation serves up a sophisticated menu of eclectic fare in a historic, multi-roomed environment. Summon a sensitive welder for a supper-starting serving of slow-roasted dry ribs served with a Cherry Coke barbecue sauce ($9), or dip into a decadent baked brie with toasted garlic bread, candied pecans, dried cranberries, and fresh berry coulis ($11). The 10-ounce Quebec-raised veal striploin, grilled and served alongside a five-mushroom jus, rosemary potatoes, and sautéed asparagus with prosciutto ($35), offers a satisfying serving of protein, while the masala-seared ahi-tuna loin served with berry chutney, truffled beluga lentils, and seasonal veggies ($26) keeps aspiring mountain tamers and lion climbers heart-healthy.
The chic eatery features a stylishly rustic vibe, with polished wood furniture perching amongst hanging draperies and exposed industrial piping, making it an ideal place to plunder the fermented finds on the extensive wine list or lounge with dessert on the handsome courtyard patio. For a guaranteed sweet conclusion to a dinner or fourth date, indulge in the flourless chocolate-strawberry cake with white-chocolate sauce ($9), or go for the gussied-up classic Foundation banana split, with rum-flambéed bananas, candied walnuts, and fresh berry coulis paired with bourbon-vanilla ice cream ($9). Celebrate a safe return from Gaul with a fine meal, or gift this Groupon to an underfed artist to add some substance to their spindly physique.
Byward Market - Parliament Hill
18B York St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S6Get Directions