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restaurant ramblings n Vin Room Mission and Vin Room West continue with Jeans and Jazz nights every Saturday night from 8-11 pm. No cover charge. Come as you are and support local artists. Reservations recommended. Visit for more details. n Paddy’s Barbecue and Brewery opened in December and is a part of the Sorrenti’s Catering family. Located in the light industrial area of Manchester at 3610 Burnsland Rd. SE, Paddy’s brewbecue is home to small batch craft beers and southern-style barbecue. With small batch brewing, freshness is a focus and eight house beers are featured along with two guest brews. The tasting area overlooks the brewery, and the restaurant features seating for 40 guests with family-style tables. The barbecue is prepared fresh daily and offers weekly features, and is family-friendly with takeaway options. Check the website for current hours at




EXPRESS LUNCH Two courses $20 | Three courses $25 PRIX FIXE DINNER Wednesdays and Thursdays Three courses $30


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See our website for upcoming Winemaker’s Dinner and Valentine’s Day Dinner events. Reservations Recommended 403.268.8607 or Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner



n The Guild’s chef Ryan O’Flynn has introduced new seasonal and great-looking dishes to the menu, showcasing rich, comforting flavours and focusing on the fine art of butchery that he specializes in – Dry-Aged Bone-In Meatballs with beef glaze, smoked blue cheese and toasted walnuts; Hunter-Style Salt Cod with spiced tomato velouté, mixed mushrooms, cipollini onion and crushed new potatoes; Half Peking Duck cured in birch syrup, with wild rice, ale and sea buckthorn ponzu; Prairie Paella with west coast octopus and clams, housemade bacon, applewood-roasted chicken, smoked black barley, chickpeas and red rice. Chef O’Flynn’s food is always adventurous and delicious – we all need some. AND we’ll need some new seasonal cocktail creations served in The Guild and Sub Rosa, known for crafting cocktails that add modern flair to traditional favourites, such as Autumn Leaves with Bulleit bourbon, pineapple, caramel and Peychauds bitters and Brandy by the Fire with warm apple brandy and maple syrup that add a festive twist to a classic Sazerac. Cranberry Yule is a twist on Moscow Mule, with a blend of cranberries soaked in sweet Italian

almond liqueur, cherry bitters, vodka, dry ginger beer, fresh lime and maple syrup! Bring it on! n Teatro Group now has a universal gift card! Whether you’re wanting a baguette from Alforno, Eggs Benny at Vendome or a cocktail at Royale, this one card can do it all! Available for purchase online at or at any of its seven properties. n Goings on at the Smuggler’s Group restaurants: Smuggler’s Inn serves a great brunch every Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. 2 p.m. and offers special gathering meal help with Prime Rib to Go, Full & Half Roast meal packages; Open Sesame offers meatless Mondays where you can enhance your stir-fry with a meatless add-on at no extra charge – tofu for market, mushu wraps, lettuce cups or naan bread, $7 Martini Mondays, Tuesday is $2 off Markets, Wednesday, 30% off apps and $5 tallboys, Thursday 1/2 price bottles and glasses of wine; Bolero offers Monday Buck A Shuck and $7 glasses of prosecco, Thursday wine night free corkage and 50% off wines, Friday sangria $6 glasses and $24 pitchers, Sunday brunch 10 a.m.2 p.m., $5 caesars and mimosas; Tango Bistro, Monday Buck a Shuck, $7 glasses of Blanquette and free corkage, Tuesday, Raw Bar happy hour and green hour, 1/2 price glasses of wine, $2 off all cocktails, $5 pints and bottles of beer, Wednesday wine night, half price glasses of wine, Thursday beer night, $5 draft and bottles, Raw Bar happy hour and green hour every day from 4:30-6 p.m. and 9 p.m. until close. n River Café reopens February 1 after the annual winter holiday for repairs, maintenance and culinary inspiration. Enjoy skating on the lagoon, a winter walk in the park, and chef Matthias Fong’s acclaimed tasting menu, available daily at a special Friends and Family rate of $85 per person every day through February (except Valentine’s). Come Sunday evening and bring your own wine, corkage free. Visit river-café. com for details. Fine dine on a dime. River Café offers an Early Bird menu daily from 4:30-5:30 p.m. throughout the year. Just a romantic walk in the park to River Café on Valentine’s Day continued on page 26

City Palate January February 2018  

The Flavour of Calgary's Food Scene - Eat Well, Spend Less

City Palate January February 2018  

The Flavour of Calgary's Food Scene - Eat Well, Spend Less