I am living on the family farm just south of Calgary now and don’t get out to eat as much as I used to. We decided to invite our neighbours out for dinner to celebrate the Easter holiday weekend. We picked Siraia at Sirocco golf course mainly because it is close. It is just 4 km south of 22x by Spruce Meadows and about 2 minutes from the farm. Am I ever glad we did! Yum!
The service was excellent. Attentive and fun and full of good information and advice about the menu. We ordered a French red wine - Cotes du Rhone ($45) that was recommended by our server. Very nice bottle and we felt very reasonably priced for the wine. The starters were scrumptious: lamb ribs, wonton (coconut) prawns, fennel and cucumber salad and the special of the day – PEI mussels in a Thai coconut broth. We were all thrilled with our selections and quite full as the serving sizes were very generous. The mains arrived and they really were breathtaking. The food presentation was outstanding. Everything looked beautiful fresh and appetizing. I had the Maple Sake marinated spring salmon with Citrus-Soy sauce. The salmon was perfectly cooked and the sauce was a beautiful balance of sweet maple, salty soy and tart citrus. My husband commented that his tenderloin was amazing and he is very hard to please.
We decided to linger over coffee and dessert – especially when we saw the dessert offerings. Enticing little bites of chocolate were not to be ignored. No regrets here.
I can’t wait for spring and summer so that we can return and enjoy the fabulous views that I have heard about but for now I am very happy to have simply enjoyed a delicious meal.
Thanks to Chef Guy Leggatt for bringing fine dining to my new ‘hood.