Fine dining meal in Calgary for a special moment
- wine guru Jul 1, 2009 01:35 AM
Ok, I got stuck, I have a tons of selection in Calgary, but I just can't make up my mind, I need to take my gf out for a little celebration, She prefer French/Italian/Japanese.
Rush, Rouge, chef's table??
Capo, Olive, IL Sogno,?
Wa, Zipang, Hiro
I have been to all of them, but this is a very special moment, I want to make it go well and smooth,
If it was you guys, (let just say $150-200 a head) what is my option? Did I miss out anything? I am up for any suggestion?
I'm guessing a "very special moment" should be quiet, so I'd write off Olives, the acoustics are atrocious there.
I've always been partial to Capo for special occasions (I usually pick it for my birthday dinner)
I agree with alau2. The acoustics at Olives are atrocious. There is no way to even carry on a conversation on busy nights.
For french, have you considered La Chaumiere? Also for Italian, how about Da Guido's on Centre St? I know both of these places are very "old-school" in terms of decor. But their service has been impeccable the times I went.
Rush is wonderful but I wouldn't call it French. I'd call it, hmm, contemporary? They use a lot of interesting tricks with foams and such... I would highly recommend it.
I'd suggest Il Sogno, it's quiet, the room is beautiful, service and food are flawless and to me more private than Capo (a little more space between tables).
FWIW DH was going to propose at the restaurant but was too nervous and popped the question as I was coming out of the shower.... I will always remember him getting down on one knee while I stood there in my bathrobe with a towel on my head lol.