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Edmonton - Suggestions for tough situation

YYCSpeedy | May 27, 2008 03:13 PM

Okay, here's the challenge:

I'm taking an old flame (whom I'm trying to rekindle) out for dinner in a few weeks. It's her birthday. I'm on a bit of a budget, so I'm looking for nice, tasty, and not too pricey (Say $100 all in, for two of us). I'm living in Calgary, and she lives in Edmonton. I know nothing about what's good in Edmonton, so I need some help.

There are a couple of complicating factors:

She has worked very hard and lost an incredible amount of weight in the last 12 months, and I want to support her in that, so heavy cream sauces and grease should not form the majority of the menu. We've recently been out for sushi, and to the garlic restaurant (I think it was called That's Aroma), and they were both tasty, but not really the atmosphere I'm looking for.

I'm still trying to figure out her tastes, but can say with some certainty that escargot is probably not on her list of things to try. Being a proper Alberta boy, my personal tastes lean more toward meat and potatoes, but I like an occasional jaunt to other cuisines. Besides, this is her birthday, and frankly I'm hoping the way to her heart is through what's left of her stomach.

I'm thinking seafood might be a good thought, but I don't know if she's into it. I may need a few suggestions to choose from or alternatively one place with a fairly wide ranging menu.

My standard thought is the Keg, or something like that, but I'd like something romantic too.

So, let's review the wish list:
- reasonably inexpensive
- low calorie options
- tasty
- intimate / romantic
- memorable
- a place that make me look like Prince Charming

Anyone up for the challenge?


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