Dining out with friends can foster healthy relationships that might otherwise be limited to impersonal group texts or overly personal bath-time visits. Get a bite in person with a person with today’s Groupon to Sauce Restaurant and Lounge. Choose between the following options:
For $14, you get a Canadian-fusion lunch for two (up to a $32 total value) which includes any two items from the lunch menu (up to a $16 value each).
- For $30, you get a Canadian-fusion dinner for two (up to a $73 total value), which includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $15 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $29 value each)<p>
Led by new owner Steve Hof and new chef Andrew Hrushowy, Sauce Restaurant and Lounge’s culinary masterminds wield local and sustainable ingredients to sate hungry diners with lunch and dinner menus of contemporary, canadian-fusion cuisine. For dinner, dining teams share truffled mac ‘n’ cheese, which melts aged cheddar, parmesan, and brie over an appetizer that energizes bored taste buds better than using coffee as a mouthwash. Employing a signature blend of herbs and spices, chefs braise certified Angus beef short ribs for seven hours, drench the meaty morsels in house-made barbecue sauce, and plate them alongside market-fresh veggies. Patrons sink teeth into Blue Buck fish and chips to refuel stomachs on ale-battered tilapia certified by Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. Lunchtime eaters stretch their fingers around pommery mustard chicken strips, which the culinary pros craft using poultry from Island Farmhouse in Cowichan Bay. Fresh bread arrives from a local bakery each day to complement the made-from-scratch eats or be placed in laps and used as edible napkins. A separate celiac-friendly menu is also available to accommodate specialty diets.
Though not included with today’s Groupon, a drink menu complements meals with specialty beverages such as fresh-squeezed juices, which patrons sip amid the laid-back buzz of a casual dining room or on a street-side patio under the natural luminance of the sun’s wood-burning core. With an eye on preserving the environment, Sauce’s team practices composting, recycling, and energy-saving programs that help keep more than 90% of their waste out of local landfills.
Sauce Restaurant and Lounge
Mad Magazine’s freckled mascot, Alfred E. Neuman, once said: “We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavours and furniture polish is made from real lemons.” This quote can be read at the top of Sauce Restaurant and Lounge’s menu, whose many dishes, which span small and large plates meant for sharing, serve as evidence of the eatery’s commitment to serving natural, seasonal ingredients from local sources. The evening tapas menu hits every major food group: startch, beef, veggies, poultry, and seafood. Guests share bites of phyllo wrapped brie and a bistro chicken sandwich, which stars the poultry of island farmouse in cowichan bay. The kitchen also prepares brunch every Sunday, fortified by steaming mugs of Oughtred Coffee.