One of Sir Isaac Newton's last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half right with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of upscale micro-regional fare and drinks at The Willow on Wascana, located off Broad Street on the picturesque shores of Wascana Lake.
The Willow on Wascana's seasonal menu showcases ingredients culled from the province's home soils, providing diners with an upscale epicurean experience that blooms with the bounty of local farms. Try the lunch menu's lamburger ($18), a curried lamb hamburger bookended by apple rosemary aioli, crisp arugula, pickled red onion, and goat cheese on an artisan beer bun, or sink eyeteeth into the herbivorous willow greens ($11), which glaze fresh greens in a Saskatoon vinaigrette that's accented with local berries and veggies so fresh they cuss at baby hedgehogs. The dinner selections sport a panoply of original tastes, including a bread pudding ($14) that shines a spotlight on the in-house chorizo, accompanied by a chorus of wild mushrooms, baby leeks, and brown-butter-minted peas. Diners can go hog wild with the wild boar cassoulet ($27), or glove-slap taste buds with the dueling bison ($36), a duo of Saskatchewan bison pepper-braised short ribs and juniper-crusted tenderloin.
A brace of westward windows allows diners to watch the sun set over Wascana Lake while savouring a selection from Willow on Wascana's extensive wine list. The modernist décor is highlighted by terra-cotta floors, garlanded planter's boxes, and the soft glow of wall sconces, providing an experience that's gourmet inside and out, like a slice of filet mignon dressed in a chef's hat. Enjoy the fruits of the land and support local agriculture with a tasty trip to Willow on Wascana.
- They use lots of local ingredients and come up with fantastic menu items. There Land Chowder is the best soup I ever tasted. One of the best desserts I ever tried there was a Soup and Sandwich - yes, I did say dessert. The soup was raspberry puree and raspberries are my favorite fruit. – Alice L., Urbanspoon
- The food was superb and service excellent. The restaurant servers original fresh cuisine and has a wonderful wine list. – cksdcalgary, TripAdvisor
3000 Wascana Dr.
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3B2Get Directions