Sigh…. I love this time or year. Romance, pink and red hearts on everything and candy what could be better?
By no means am I a culinary connoisseur or even a real foodie but I do like to eat! I thought this week I would suggest my fave romantic restaurants in Calgary.
Don’t think you have made a wrong turn as you approach Alloy – keep going and inside you will find a modern restaurant with sleek finishes and a very creative menu. I always feel like a bit like an uneducated diner as I am the one, in any dinner party, to ask a million questions about the menu. In the case of Alloy, it is because everything sounds delicious and because I’m sure it would be uncouth to order one of everything.
Nestled in the boutique Kensington Riverside Inn property, this restaurant caters to those with a sophisticated palate. For Valentine’s Day Chef de Cuisine Michel Nop and Executive Chef Duncan Ly have developed a special seven course menu. You will need a reservation, but I know for sure that any set menu that starts with a Lobster Bisque is sure to blow you away.
With stunning and ever changing views of our beautiful city there isn’t really much that compares. It says “the Sky 360 menu takes culinary inspiration from international cultures while maintaining a fresh & local ingredient base. Prepared through contemporary French techniques, this menu takes international cuisine to the next level” and I must say that I agree! Remember if you have a reservation you will not have to pay the elevation pass to go up the Calgary Tower.
Any list would be amiss without this restaurant, ranked the #5 Best Restaurant in Canada and winner of the Best Female Chef in Canada it serves local, chef-driven, urban-rustic cuisine. My suggestion is to start with the Charcut Board and then anything else that suits your fancy – you really can’t go wrong here!
Making a stop in my Calgary neighborhood – Inglewood – is a must. At Rouge expect a warm European like atmosphere and a gourmet menu with incredible local ingredients (some even from the backyard garden). If you are new to fine dining do not hesitate to go to Rouge when you get a chance, you will not be disappointed.
Making your sweetie’s Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean taking them to any of my favourite restaurants (although that is a nice gesture) it means taking some time to let them know they are special to you. For other great date ideas this weekend in Calgary visit The Valentine’s Day Guide.
To all my friends and family – love ya xoxo