Welcome to Groupon, Edmonton! For our inaugural deal, you get $50 worth of Old and New World cuisine for $20 at Sabor Divino Restaurant & Lounge, located at 10220-103 Street in the Boardwalk Building downtown. Since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Edmonton: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theatre, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power." If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (20 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll be emailed a gift certificate the next morning. You can print your Groupon or redeem it with our mobile apps. Use it whenever you want until the deal expires—today's expires in six months. If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
A fine-dining restaurant is an ideal place to celebrate a birthday, graduation, or growing of a third eyebrow. Celebrate a surprise sprouting of strands with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $50 worth of European fare at Sabor Divino Restaurant & Lounge. This deal is only valid for dinner and cannot be used for Sabor Divino’s lunchtime or tapas lounge menus.
Sabor Divino, which translates to "divine taste" in Spanish, Portuguese, and Tagalog, is owned and operated by a chef and maitre d’ team with cultural roots in Portugal and Chile, respectively. Preview the eatery's rustic-yet-modern dinner fare, which features fine meats and pasta alongside an impressive seameat selection. Start with an order of the clams Cataplana and savour their distinct bivalved flavour basted in a garlic, chile, and cilantro-heavy white-wine broth ($16) before moving on to the main course. The duelling wild-boar plate pits a braised leg and its entourage of kidney beans, bacon, and chorizo on a kale cot in a battle for culinary domination against a grilled chop over a mélange of veggies ($39). The broiled salt cod bacalhau features the finned flavours of the sea creature in its own sea of bacon, tomato, and port wine ($32).
Sabor Divino's stylish dining space exudes an atmosphere of Old World charm and elegance, with soft lighting playing off of exposed brick walls and glossy wood surfaces beyond a cobblestone foyer. As such, it’s an ideal place to playfully spoon-spar with a sensual security guard over the last bite of a dessert such as the "Dona Irene" leite crème, a traditional Portuguese custard with caramelized sugar and cinnamon. The eatery's extensive wine list encourages dazzling displays of vinophilia, and knowledgeable servers are happy to help you choose a bottle to complement your meal or match your lipstick shade. Reservations are required, so call ahead to save your spot.
- …the onslaught of gustatory delights is a bit of a blur. I’ll scrape together what I can for you — the pork tenderloin melted in my mouth as no porco a alentejana ever has and the clams were juicily plum... – Scott Lingley, See
- Airy and elegant, this place exudes character. You step up from the little cobblestone cafe foyer into a welcoming space of burnished woods, exposed brick and subdued lighting that casts every table in its own quiet glow. – Richard Helm, Edmonton Journal
- This is eggplant as something of a revelation: thin slices of aubergine that wrap goat cheese, a slice of fresh tomato and a basil leaf. Grill the whole package so that the cheese melts slightly, sprinkle on some browned pine nuts as garnish, and let the wrap sit in a very slight shimmer of balsamic vinaigrette. You have a dish with snap, crackle and pop with the elements of soft, fruity, acidic and crunch. – Gordon Morash, Vue Weekly