I've got a few friends coming into Calgary for a weekend, and I was working out a meal itinerary of sorts so that I could take them to some of my favourite places around the city (I just moved here about a month and a half ago).
Sadly, Capo will be closed during the time of their visit (the restaurant's on a pretty lengthy annual break); I really wanted to take them there, it's definitely one of the best restaurants I've been to in a very long time. Every dish has managed to impress there every time.
As such, I'm thinking of giong to Vintage for dinner, Diner Deluxe for brunch, and Pulcinella for lunch. The problem is the 2nd dinner - I want to take them somewhere that's Capo-quality, in that it's rare to have food of that caliber.
I'm leaning towards River Cafe because it was amazing the time that I went; very impressive. I haven't been to Rouge or Teatro, any thoughts if either is comparable enough to Capo to go there? I know, I'm a Capo nut.
On the topic of Teatro, I was veering away from upscale Italian since my loyalty to Capo would likely prevent me from enjoying any other place the same way. Having said that, is Teatro enough of a "blow-them-away" type of restaurant? Also, is Il Sogno open again yet, I've never been but I've heard it's good too. Again, my upscale Italian bias gets in the way of that ;)
Appreciate your thoughts!
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