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WaWa Aug 14, 2012 07:22 PM

Any recommendations for something nice that is walking distance to the bow valley? Interesting creative food, dinner for two with glass of wine $120-140. Thanks

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    NumberFive Aug 15, 2012 06:48 AM

    Since you're downtown, you've got plenty of options.

    I always recommend out-of-towners start with Charcut, one of the great resto's we have going on in our city right now.

    Otherwise, you're close to Divino, Catch, Home, Blink, and Rush. All will deliver a great meal and are walkable from where you're at.

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    1. re: NumberFive
      cellophane_star Aug 15, 2012 07:37 AM

      Charcut isn't exactly "romantic"!

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        NumberFive Aug 15, 2012 09:26 AM

        Ha, I suppose. I'm typically romanced when I eat good food though!

    2. cellophane_star Aug 15, 2012 07:36 AM

      I'd recommend River Cafe.... definitely a romantic setting. I'll be going there for our wedding anniversary at the end of the month :)

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        NumberFive Aug 15, 2012 09:26 AM

        Good call... probably the better choice to any I mentioned. I always forget about them.

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        WaWa Aug 15, 2012 02:45 PM

        Thanks for the input. Just wished we had time to eat at them all.

        I did look at Charcut, but I am not feeling as "meaty". Our go to in the past when we visit has been river cafe, so we are looking to change it up.

        We settled on Blink, read though many many menus, husband like that he actually understood the menu at Blink, some are getting very pretentious and hard to understand.

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          maplesugar Aug 15, 2012 10:08 PM

          I've always had good food & service at Blink. Iirc they have a cozy table for two by the front window--looks on to their patio but is separated from the main dining area.

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          WaWa Aug 18, 2012 09:59 PM

          Just home....lovely meal at blink.

          Started with tuna tataki and zucchini blossoms, moved on to sable fish and gnocchi, finished with hazelnut nougat and peach Melba ..

          It was really good, the fish dish was sublime, polenta was silky and the cauliflower purée like velvet. The tuna appie II could have eaten all night.
          The desserts were great too, would have been hard for one to eat all the nougat though...very, very rich.

          We appreciated the portion sizes too...not monstrous. Left sated and happy.

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