Eeep! Out-of-Towner: Need To Find This Restaurant For My Parent's Anniversary Tomorrow (Calgary)
Due to uncontrollable circumstances, I cannot join my parent's in Calgary for their 40th anniversary tomorrow. We will celebrate together at another time.
However, I am looking to find a restaurant I can send them to tomorrow. I recently read a magazine article about a restaurant that the author raved about. The food was made from a lot of locally sourced food and also featured nice choices of game.
It looked like it was located in an old house and I think it was on the outskirts of the city not in the actual city itself.
Can anyone help me out given that (very limited) information?
I am also open to other suggestions of restaurants with places to sit outside that have really interesting food. My parent's are as at home in a hole-in-the-wall as they are in a fine dining establishment and have eaten in China or France. So they aren't food snobs they just like good food in interesting places.
I usually hang out on the BC boards -being from there - but I have found all Chowhounds to be stellar folks, so I thank anyone in advance for considering my request for assistance! Apologies for the short notice :)
Perhaps it might have been Rouge?
I think Cilantro would be a lovely intimate setting. The restaurant itself is like a house, but they also have a lovely enclosed patio--perfect for the beautiful weather we'll have this week.
River Cafe is a Calgary institution. With its park-like setting along the river, your parents could take advantage of the warmth and sunshine with a stroll. I should say however, that if they are not comfortable walking far, that River Cafe will not be suitable--it is right in the middle of Prince's Island Park. Locally sourced ingredients, game, etc. Also looks like a house!
1240 - 8th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0M7, CA
25 Prince's Island Pk SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0R1, CA
338 17th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A8, CA
I apologize for my delay in thanking you for your assistance, fellow Hounds! Yes – Office Broccoli – it was The Ranche I was looking for. Thank you so much for supplying the info!
It ended up being everything I was looking for and more. I cannot wait to visit Calgary and attend The Ranche myself.
Thank you also -aktivistin – for your suggestions. Having lived in Calgary previously, I agree wholeheartedly with your suggestions of Cilantro and The River Café. I have not had the pleasure of dining at Rouge, but it looks very nice. Do you like it?
Thanks again SO much for your help in making a special occasion memorable.