A romantic dinner by a roaring fire is best enjoyed in a restaurant and not around the neighbour’s emblazoned wicker man. Retain your amorous appetite with today’s Groupon to Hart House Restaurant in Burnaby. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get a two-course express lunch or two-course express brunch for two (a $38 value). Brunch is served on Sundays only.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of dinner fare.<p>
The express lunch includes: * Choice of mushroom soup or goat-cheese salad * Choice of short-rib pasta, battered-cod po boy sandwich, or the chef’s daily lunch special<p>
The express brunch includes: * Choice of mushroom soup or goat-cheese salad * Chef’s special brunch item such as a daily omelette or eggs benny<p>
A cozy picture of Tudor revivalist design, the lakeside Hart House Restaurant purveys creative menus full of exquisite lunch and brunch delicacies lauded for their casual elegance. Express lunches quell daily appetite rumblings with salads of marinated beets, goat cheese, and pistachio crumbs as well as battered-cod po boys on baguette bread and a daily chef’s special that makes the most of locally raised, law-abiding ingredients. For the Sunday express brunch, executive chef Kris Kabush brews a mushroom soup that wrings the most sumptuous flavour notes from roasted trumpet mushrooms since world-renowned trumpet player Allen Vizzutti famously stuffed his instrument with handpicked morels.
Dinner dates can sip glasses of white wine ($7+) while swooning over oysters gratin ($14). Main courses include the 7-ounce filet mignon ($28) and seafood selections such as grilled salmon served with fried artichoke ($25) and mussels and fries ($21). Diners can then complete the experience with a sweet meal-capper such as the caramelized lemon tart ($7) or molten Hart cake, which is periodically offered after eruptions of the restaurant’s kitchen volcano.
Hart House Restaurant
A cozy picture of Tudor revivalist design, the lakeside Hart House Restaurant purveys creative menus full of exquisite dinner, lunch, and brunch delicacies lauded for their casual elegance. Sophisticated dishes include seared salmon with saffron fennel puree and beef tenderloin. During warmer months, guests can enjoy creative fare on the patio with a Pimm's Cup or a local wine before cracking into a vanilla bean crème brûlée.
Seasonal events celebrate fresh, local fare. Hart House's glass-walled lakeside cottage, sprawling green backyard, and second-storey private rooms also make it an ideal location for business meetings, weddings, and reenactments of The English Patient.