When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.
Maybe not quite. The one food I haven’t found for Valentine’s Day dining in Calgary is pizza, but rest assured, I have options for everyone. From the traditional (can you say “atmosphere and a multi-course meal”?) to something a little more relaxed, or adventurous (perhaps for those in a new relationship?) to an event that truly celebrates the heart (proceeds go to charity!). Much like love, the only problem you’ll face is settling on just one.
For those of you who are looking for something a little bit different:
JAROblue – the tapas lounge on uptown 17th, is offering a set menu with two available seatings.
1314 17 Avenue SW
Manuel Latruwe , the Belgian patisserie complete with dine-in section, will be hiding a diamond in one of their Valentine’s Day cakes.
1333 1 Street SE
For those of you looking for a little more traditional Valentine’s atmosphere:
Chef’s Table, the restaurant in the Kensington Riverside Inn, is offering a five-course tasting menu for $115/person. Wine pairings are available for an additional charge.
1126 Memorial Drive NW
River Café, the Canadian restaurant on the lagoon in Prince’s Island Park, is offering a five-course tasting menu for $85/person. Wine pairings are available for an additional charge.
200 Barclay Parade SW
Sky 360, the revolving restaurant at the top of the Calgary Tower, is offering a four-course menu for $75/person. Elevation fee is included.
101 9 Avenue SW
For those who want to eat, drink, and be philanthropic:
Vintage Group restaurants (Bookers BBQ Grill & Crabshack, Redwater Rustic Grille, Rush, Vintage Chophouse & Tavern ) are celebrating Valentines Day and Heart Month together. All February, each restaurant will offer special prices on Ehlers Estates (a non-profit, organic winery) wines. On Valentines Day, each chef will prepare a special menu paired with Ehlers wines. Donations from each bottle sold during the Valentines dinner will go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Bookers BBQ Grill & Crabshack
316 3 Street SE
Redwater Rustic Grille
Bow Valley Square location
181, 250 6 Avenue SW
1935 Uxbridge Drive NW
Macleod Trail South location
9223 Macleod Trail South
100, 207 9 Avenue SW
Vintage Chophouse & Tavern
320 11 Avenue SW