DH and I are entertaining my brother and three of his friends during the second weekend of Stampede. The four of them visit from Vancouver every July on a wine-buying excursion and they usually like to do at least one night "out."
This year's request is to find them a restaurant that has good food and is a little "different." These guys like to eat and like to drink wine, so a good wine list would be a bonus. Area of the city isn't important, nor is price - within reason (no $100+ tasting menus). I think they're looking for something with a little bit of an experience to it. For instance, last year, we all went to Bolero. The merits of Bolero can be debated in another post, but it served the purpose of being something a little different. No specific food types have been excluded.