What You'll Get
Unlike Similac baby formula, which is unfairly reserved for babies and experimenting teens, wine can also be consumed by adults. Separate the towerers from the toddlers with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fine wine and upscale fare at Vin Room.
The chic wine bar offers a high-quality selection of fermented finds from its amply stocked shelves, alongside an upscale menu featuring locally harvested fare. Start with a selection of savoury charcuterie ($4.75+) or cheese ($4.75+) before moving on to the tapa-esque menu. Small-sized eats, such as the half-dozen fresh-shucked oysters ($19) or a decadent dish of baked cheese dip with marinated artichokes and fresh herbs ($15), stimulate the mouth-economy with their riches and glottal high-fives. The lobster nachos, with pickled peppers, onions, heirloom tomatoes, and hot sauce ($24+), and the wine-braised bison short ribs ($16+) are an elegant accompaniment to any of more than 60 wines from around the globe, available by the taste (2 oz.), glass (6 oz.), half-bottle (13 oz.) and bottle. Servers and sommeliers are happy to direct nervous wine newcomers to a suitable sip. Throw caution to hungry robot dogs and opt for the flights and bites, a trio of small tapas accompanied by sommelier-paired 6 oz. servings of wine ($35).
Vin Room, like your grandmother's rumpus room, boasts a sophisticated interior with an understated first-floor dining area awash in a warm colour palette of golds and greens that complement the clean, midcentury furnishings. A more whimsical second-floor dining space with eclectic and playful furnishings is up the chandelier-lit stairwell, and the placid rooftop patio is enhanced with lime-coloured tabletops, lamps for the darker hours, and shady umbrellas for midday soirees.
This deal is not valid on holidays or for special events or discounts.
- The menu…has a large focus on regional style cooking and local purveyors. Most often, the food veers towards small plates built for sharing. – Richard Trapunski, Martiniboys
- Lobster Nachos….need I say more?? They were unreal, with a mascarpone cheese, pickled red pepper, green onion and fresh tomato. – Jen, Calgary Foodies
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 add'l as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Not valid on holidays. Not valid with other offers. Tax and gratuity not included. Reservation recommended. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.