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Capo Calgary Closed

tibbles Nov 14, 2011 03:58 PM

I just received an email that Capo is closed. If true, that's a loss for us, though we do have Borgo Trattoria.

Borgo Trattoria
818 16 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0S9, CA

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    Bob Mac RE: tibbles Nov 14, 2011 04:10 PM

    That is what their web-site indicates without...not surprisingly ...any details.

    I have not been for quite some time [went when visiting from Edmonton] but it is a loss to the dining scene...chef's pastas in particular were outstanding.

    Our last visit was not as good as the first one which was terrific. Too popular? Chef overextended with other endeavours?

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      hsk RE: Bob Mac Nov 14, 2011 07:00 PM

      They opened 5 years ago. I would put money on it being due to lease renewal issues. I think that's what happened to Nectar, too.

      Capo Restaurant Ltd
      1420 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G, CA

      Nectar Desserts
      1216 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1, CA

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        itmybegood RE: hsk Nov 15, 2011 07:28 AM

        This is very sad, I went there for my anniversary in June and it was great, Calgary will miss a place like this.

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      derfster RE: tibbles Nov 19, 2011 01:14 PM

      In talking with the owner a few weeks back at Borgo I got the impression he was tired of doing the fine dining thing. And seeing him front-of-house at Borgo, smiling and happy which he never was in the kitchen at Capo, kind of confirms it for me.

      Not really 100% sure what did in Nectar but I’d bet it had nothing to do with the lease. If you watched Top Chef Canada you can draw your own conclusions.

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        anonymoose RE: derfster Nov 21, 2011 09:13 AM

        Or, you can read her side of the story on her blog: http://rebekahpearse.blogspot.com/201...

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