Eating while riding horseback was pioneered by the efficient Mongols, who also adjusted to reading, receiving haircuts, and filling out their taxes atop their four-legged mobiles. Enjoy the convenience of chairs and tables with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of contemporary bistro fare and drinks at Vero Bistro Moderne on 10th Street Northwest. This Groupon is valid for dinner only, which is served Tuesday through Sunday starting at 5 p.m.
Vero Bistro Moderne serves up a menu of contemporary bistro fare in a sophisticated atmosphere. Starters get a running start with belly-warming bowls of bistro-style lobster bisque ($14). Leaf lovers can also try the organic greens ($12), dotted with Fuji apples, red quinoa, mixed nuts, and roasted shallot vinaigrette. Feast-worthy entrees include the Diamond Willow organic beef short rib ($34), braised for 72 hours and served with impatient, watch-tapping sides such as sweet-potato gnocchi, English peas, morel mushrooms, and roasted jus.
The well-educated and attentive staff can answer questions about the extensive wine list (glasses $8–$14) or engage in a rousing game of full-contact Trivial Pursuit. Modern décor with bright-red accent walls reflects the mood lighting and chic vibe. Vero also took home three towering trophies from the 2010 Sun and Salsa Festival in Kensington for best salsa, most creative recipe, and best presentation.
209 10th St. NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1V5