If humankind never learned to play with its food, it would never have learned to play with its ingredients, and the world would be one bereft bowl of gruel. Taste the fruits of culinary creativity with today's Groupon to Trendz Cafe & Wine Bar in Dartmouth. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch fare and drinks.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of dinner fare and drinks.
Trendz Cafe & Wine Bar's certified Chef de Cuisine Daniel Delorme arouses mouths with an array of local and seasonal ingredients. The lunch menu’s curried lobster ragout links arms with mango to high-kick atop a cornbread stage ($14), and the Italian chicken sandwich traps sundried tomato and free-range, rosemary chicken between two slices of focaccia ($13). At Dinner, diners bow to pan-fried halibut that dons a saffron-sauce robe and sits regally atop a vegetable-risotto throne ($25). In the grilled bison striploin, Chef Delorme quells a 6-ounce steak's temper with a calming blanket of redcurrant jus and mood crystals that take the tasty form of grilled summer vegetables and roasted potatoes ($28).
Patrons pair plates with more than 80 international and Nova Scotian wines (starting at $7 per glass) from Trendz’s wine cellar, which also sends forth a fleet of post-dinner ports. Local draft beers, liquors, and cocktails wet whistles (starting at $5 per drink) while their owners are seated in plush beige chairs and immersed in the sunlight from the café's ceiling-high windows. Guests can also enjoy their fare while seated on curving stools at the streamlined brick bar, or shoo away jetpack-borne plate-moochers on a fenced-in outdoor patio.
15 Spectacle Lake Dr.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1X7