Let's start with a simple proposition: if you're in a position to help others during this messed up time you should. That's given. But that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the smoking deals out there—it just means that you can (and should) redirect some of the saving you enjoy to a good place.
The Place The Toptable Group's Toptable2U
The Bottle Orofino 'Scout Vineyard' Riesling 2018, Similkameen Valley, BC for $16.
For an entire bottle of kick-ass, ageable riesling. It's a bottle that's $19 plus tax if you're actually in the Similkameen standing in front of Orofino.
Pair It With Blue Water's miso sake glazed sablefish vegetable medley, yuzu ginger dashi ($17) A vignette of the city's fine dining from the comfort of your home - at a crazy discount no less.
The Place Downtown's Miku
The Bottle The Black Hill's cult classic Note Bene $70. It's long sold out at Winery, and if you find it anywhere the retail is $75
Pair It With Japanese Wagyu Hamburg Steak Bento $25. Seriously—livin' large for less than a C-note!
The Place Como Taperia
The Bottle Telmo Rodríguez Mencia ‘Gaba do Xil’ at $34, and that's essentially retail for this juicy, acid-driven wonder of a not-so-common Spanish grape.
Pair It With Conservas Cambados from Galicia, Poached in Seawater, Spanish Olive Oil - $23. One way ticket to Espana, mi amigo.
The Place Cactus Club
Pair It With You could do worse than the Szechuan Chicken Lettuce Wraps $18.75.
The Place Dachi
Pair It With We'll go with the Staff Meal of Roasted Chicken Thigh with Mashed Potatoes. And because we're saving so much jack we're going to buy a few $5 suspended stews for those in need, right?
The Place Nightingale
Pair It With Never underestimate bubbles and fried chicken — Buttermilk fried chicken with spices, maple syrup, sumac, pickles - $16
The Place Boulevard
The Bottle Drappier Carte D'Or Champagne $69.50, less than retail
Pair It With How about a litre of BLVD's classic Clam Chowder with potato and fennel pollen ($12)? 12!
The Place Vijs
Pair It With Try the Sauteed Eggplant and Bell Peppers on Fenugreek Potatoes and Cream Curry ($20)