One of Sir Isaac Newton's last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half-right with today's Groupon to Samuel's by the Park in the Queen Victoria Hotel and Suites. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of contemporary dinner fare.
- For $9, you get $18 worth of contemporary breakfast or lunch fare.
Housed in an elegant, brightly lit space overlooking Thunderbird Park, Samuel's by the Park serves classic and contemporary cuisine prepared seven days a week by two chefs who make everything, including sauces and dressings, from scratch. Dinner offerings include Samuel's classic Caesar salad, accented with house-made herbed croutons, asiago cheese, and the restaurant's signature dressing ($7), and the popular chicken cordon bleu, a boneless chicken breast stuffed with ham and swiss and accompanied by bacon-cheddar mashed potatoes ($21). Samuel's salmon comes pan-seared and roasted with a maple-chili glaze, garnished with red onion-cranberry relish and served with jasmine rice ($22).
Lunch-goers can sample the kitchen's homemade soups, salads, or sandwiches, including an Alberta steak concoction dusted with Montreal steak spice and served open-faced with sautéed onions, field mushrooms, and roasted garlic mayonnaise ($16), or Samuel's burger made from a 1/3-pound sirloin or Money mushroom veggie patty ($9). Breakfast interrupts REM sleep with a bullhorn orchestra and savoury options including Montreal smoked meat hash, with fried potatoes, scallions, two poached eggs, and hollandaise ($10), or the sweet grilled Nutella and banana sandwich, served on whole-wheat bread and accompanied by fresh seasonal fruit ($10).
Striving to combine elegance and simplicity, Samuel's nourishes its patrons in a sunny, spacious dining room boasting large windows affording views of the park from any table. The restaurant will reimburse diners for fees incurred at the hotel's parking lot or dirigible hangar for up to two hours.