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Nov 27, 2010 04:30 AM

Calgary Christmas Gift

Can anybody help me with a recommendation? I"m buying a Christmas gift for a couple living in Calgary (Late 40's, relaxed, fun). I'd like to give them a night out somewhere where there's good food. Could be a fabulous dinner, or dinner and a dance lesson, or an overnight at an inn within an hour of the city, with a meal included. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm from Ontario (mid 40,s, not relaxed, sort of fun) and don't know where to start.

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  1. what is your buget? Lots of nice places in Banff or Lake Louise but could be pricey

    1. Hello
      What a generous and thoughtful gift! I love Calgary and although we don't live there, we go often enough to discover wonderful places. Here's a link to a Calgary Foodie page with restaurant reviews and recommendations. I hope this helps!

      1. My restaurant recommendations for a terrific meal would be Rouge Restaurant, Capo Restaurant or The River Cafe. You can puchase gift certificates from all three, I think, or alternately, if you have a look at their menus and you know your friends well enough, you may even be able to pre-select and work with the restaurant. Or, you could do a tasting menu. I have also heard terrific things about the tasting menu at The Chef's Table at Kensington Inn. All of these have websites that you can have a look at. As far as dinner and dancing, I have no ideas, BUT if your friends are likely to enjoy cooking classes with a delicious meal after, The Cookbook Company has terrific classes throughout the year featuring sone of Calgary's best cooks and chefs. Their website is

        Hope this helps

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          1. re: sharonanne

            There are gift certificates at Costco that you can use at Rush - $79.00 for $100. Not sure if you can order these online, but I'm putting it out there for any locals that need to get gifts.

        1. These are all very helpful - thank you! By the way - the budget is $200.

          1. We have a winner. My Calgary couple will be going to couples cooking class at the Cookbook Company! Thanks again, and Happy Holiday's

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            1. re: Jane.T

              I was going to suggest Cookbooks Co and gift certificates for Vine & Dine: