What You'll Get
The best way to familiarize oneself with a region's culture is to spend 10–15 years living in one of its birch trees, but the second-best way is to taste its cuisine. Learn about the Pacific Northwest with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a five-course taste tour of the Northwest at Saskatoon (a $70 value). An 18% gratuity on the pre-discounted amount is required for this taste tour, but is not included in the Groupon.
Voted Best of the Upstate 2010 for steak by Greenville News readers, Saskatoon transports rugged hungers to a Northwest-style lodge where a Groupon-exclusive specialty menu of five exquisitely prepared courses awaits them. The nutty acorn squash ravioli glints with brown butter and primes salivary glands with spiced pecans, ushering in a crunchy choir of vinaigrette-soaked heirloom tomatoes and arugula. Next, a parmesan-capped buffalo-sausage flatbread thunders out of the kitchen saddled by whooping braised fennel and the smoky flavor of wood-fired tomatoes. Choose from three entrees—grilled antelope loin in blackberry demi, crispy skin salmon with truffle-mushroom risotto, and hanger steak in chasseur sauce—each of which lend the main course a much safer interactive component than BYO-blowfish barbecues. For the rousing dessert finale, choose again between Canadian-whiskey bread pudding, Bailey's white-chocolate cheesecake, or creamy chocolate-mousse pie.
Though mouths focus on the feast, Saskatoon’s lodge-themed décor transports all other senses to the Great White Near-North with ample pine beams, mounted antlers, vanquished trout, and myriad black-and-white photographs of brave hunters crossing the Bering Strait under the watchful eye of a walrus crossing guard. A wood-carved pilgrim stands watch at the door and might give diners an uncomfortably long hug as they depart.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for tasting tour. 18% gratuity required on pre-discounted amount; not included with Groupon. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.