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
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