Like waking a hibernating bear, waking a dormant stomach causes violent growls that can only be silenced by fresh-baked brioche and 20 minutes of gentle patting. Ward off vicious appetites with today’s Groupon for elegant contemporary fare at The Pear Tree Restaurant in Burnaby. Choose between the following options:
- For $75, you get a five-course signature menu dinner for two (a $150 value).
- For $144, you get a five-course signature menu dinner for four (a $300 value).<p>
Seasonal flavours and local ingredients mingle with delicate artistry to imprint tongues with new taste memories composed by The Pear Tree Restaurant’s culinary virtuoso and 2007 Bocuse d’Or contender, Chef Scott Jaeger. Following the prestigious contest, Canada reclaimed its talented epicurean to tingle back-home taste buds with dishes such as warm potato-and-leek foam, which claims the first of five spots on the signature menu. Flanked by warm bites of brioche, the menu’s second course recalls blustery fall evenings, sending up smoky plumes as bacon leaves settle atop a creamy risotto pond and orange-scented scallops skim its surface with dark hints of caramel. Responsibly raised rainbow trout and college-educated butternut squash then splash palates with sweet, nutty notes before umami-rich mushroom ravioli makes way for tender forkfuls of slow-braised short ribs. The epic feast concludes with a cotillion of elegant Valrhona chocolate ganache and salted caramel skirts swirling amid orange-chocolate sorbet suitors and their spoon chaperones.