SAIT’s Highwood Dining Room
You can book now for lunch and dinner to April 24. The popular Thursday lunch buffet dates are March 20, 27, April 10 and 17, the price $24. The Highwood serves some of the best food you’ll eat in this culinary classroom/dining room. A la carte lunch prices vary, set-menus for dinner are $46. Book the lunch buffet by phone, all other bookings may be made online at sait.ca/highwood or call 403-284-8615.
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre
New hands-on classes, Demonstration events, and much more. For details about classes and registration, visit cuisineandchateau.com or phone 403-764-2665.
Cooking Classes at SAIT’s downtown Culinary Campus
For a complete listing of classes and to register, visit culinarycampus.ca or call 403-774-4694 for all the tasty details.
Tastings: details at bin905.com, tickets at 403-261-1600.
Big Rock’s Brewmaster’s Limited Edition
If you can still find it, look for Fowl Mouth ESB (extra special bitter), a wicked bitter that’ll leave you gobsmacked! Gobsmacked by a spicy, earthy aroma and spicy flavour notes with a hint of black currant and citrus. Good with anything, like meat and potatoes, curry or fish and chips. Find out where to find it at bigrockbeer.com/beer-finder
Wine-Ohs Bistro and Cellar
March 7, HH Tom Phillips, Emily Jill West; March 10, Jeff’s Big Night Out; March 11, T. Buckley Tuesdays; March 12, Joh May’s Jazz Jam; March 13, Curtis Glas/TBA; March 14, HH Tom Phillips, Emily Jill West; 811 – 1st St. SW. Visit wine-ohs.com and check the calendar for upcoming live music.
Crowbar Cocktail Classes
March 13, The Classics 101, Part One, Crowbar Lounge, 7:30 – 9 p.m., $80; Email email@example.com for details and to purchase tickets.
Tastings: Italian Icons, March 7; The Young and the Restless, March 13; Bacchus for Beginners (Wine Basics), March 20,; Brave New World, March 26. Visit metrovino.com or phone (403) 205-3356 for info or to register.
The Light Cellar
Superfood/Superherb Classes. March 8, To Cheese with Love, Feta and Ricotta, 1-3 pm., $45; March 9, Healing Soups and Bone Broths, 1-3:30 p.m., $45; March 13, Brew Your Own Beverages, 6 – 9 p.m., $65. Register online at at thelightcellar.ca/teaching-kitchen or call 403-453-1343.
J. Webb Wine Merchant
At Glenmore Landing, Ale vs Lager, March 13; Only the Rhonely, March 20; Penetrating Pinot Noir, March 27; Amarone Experiment, April 3; At Casel Marché, Taste of Belgium, March 5; Spanish Wine & Food, March 12; Ladies Beer Night, March 19; Burgundy vs. Bordeaux, March 26; Brunch, Sunday Fun-day, March 30. Details at jwebb.net
Cellar Wine Store
Visit cellarwinestore.com for tastings details and to register.
Live music at Hotel Arts every Thursday in Raw Bar by Duncan Ly as local artist Amy Thiessen curates weekly sets featuring Calgary-based musicians. Sit back, relax and enjoy great tunes as you enjoy Vietmodern cuisine and award-winning cocktails. hotelarts.ca
ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Classes
Lunch ‘n’ Learn Demonstrations, noon – 1 p.m., $20: March 6/7, Gluten-Free Baking; March 13/14, Italian Antipasto; March 20, Healthy Mexican; Weekend Classes: March 8, Chef’s Table Seafood, $95; March 22, Hands-On Mexican, $70; March 29, Chef’s Table Canadian Beef, $95; Hands-On Intro to Cooking for Kids (4 parts), February 22, March 1, 8, 15, $200. At ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Learning Centre, 909-11th Avenue S.W., 403-245-7630, atcoblueflamekitchen.com/classes
Friday, March 7
Chef’s Tables at Cilantro in the Mountains at Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banf, 7 – 9:30, four-course dinner with wine pairings, $130, only 16 tickets available, book at 1-800-661-1367. Visit crmr.com for details.
Sundays, April 6/May 25
Jazz Brunches featuring The Deanne Matley Trio at NOtaBLE, noon - 2 p.m., reservations at 403-288-4372.
February 27 – March 2
Calgary Home & Garden Show, BMO Centre and Corral, Stampede Park. When you go, don’t miss The Beer Garden and Food Truck Alley for great beer and eats, 650 exhibitors and lots of new and exciting features, $15, or $12 online. Tickets at calgaryhomeshow.com
Peasant Cheese Shop
March 14, Langevin and Peirson Meyer tasting from Califormia, paired with more great cheese; March 26, Walter Hansel Winery, California, paired with more cheese! Phone or email to register, 587-353-3599 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cork and Canvas
The annual Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra fund raiser events include: March 14, Craft Beer Night at Willow Park Wines & Spirits; March 18, La Chaumière Luncheon, four-courses and wine pairings; March 22, High Tea in Style, at the Fairmont Palliser, high tea and high fashion; March 28, The Art of Whisky, Willow Park Wines & Spirits, a navigation through the world’s finest whiskies; April 5, Winemaker’s Dinner & Auction at The Calgary Petroleum Club. For details and tickets, visit cpo-live.com and go to Concerts & Tickets, Special Events, Cork & Canvas.
March 7 - 16
Big Taste, Calgary's Dining Festival, is back to tickle your taste buds. Foodies are ready to rise again with open mouths for another helping of revolutionary cuisine. Calgary Chefs will meet foodie demands with new culinary creations, multi-course meals and set-menu dining for the Big Taste. It lasts 10 days and involves more than 80 restaurants. Sign up now on bigtastecalgary.com to be the first to hear about all the great culinary events and participating restaurants.
Raw Bar by Duncan Ly Top Chef Viewing Parties to support pastry chef Karine Moulin as she competes on Top Chef Canada, 7 p.m. RSVP at rawbaryyc.ca/top-chef
Thursday, March 13
City Palate 20 for 20 event with SAIT, a SAIT Kitchen Party, tying in with their culinary class and dinner for Calgary’s Big Taste event, 5:30 p.m. at the SAIT Downtown Campus. Guests help prepare dinner then enjoy it with wines supplied and poured by Township 7 Vineyards & Winery and Summerhill Pyramid Winery. Tickets $125, visit bigtastecalgary.com for all the tasty details.
Salsita Mexican Cooking Classes
March 14, April 12, May 31, June 13, make empanadas, paella, ceviche, enchiladas, green mole, guacamole and more. Visit salsita.ca for dates and timed or call 403-289-2202.
Friday, March 21
International Women’s Day at Il Sogno’s Ladies Night Out, 6:30 p.m., 3-course dinner, $50, call your girl friends and book a table at email@example.com or 403-232-8901.
Saturday, April 5
Check this out -- Swine and Dine at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, April 5, a five-course meal that incorporates Alberta Pork – Passion for Pork -- from appetizer to dessert, paired with wine. Tickets, $99, incude gratuities, cooking demos (during the day, a reception and wines from Oyster Bay. Visit fairmont.com/jasper or call 780-852-3301 to book.
Tuesday, April 8
Conservatrion Caravan Open House, screening the Conservation Caravan, and a short film from September outdoor dinner. Eat, drink and chat about sustainable food production, good ranching practices and wildlife/habitat conservation. Reserve at Eventbrite, https://eventbrite.ca/e/conservation-caravan-open-house-calgary-tickets-10323466767
Friday, April 11
The 28th Annual We Care Ball “Glamping!”, in support of Easter Seals, will take placein the Palomino Room, BMO Centre, Stampede park, 6 p.m. – 1 a.m., including a champagne reception, dinner prepared by the Calgary Academy of Chefs, silent auction, dessert buffet and dancing. Easter Seals supports children and adults with disabilities and special needs to enhance quality of life. Tickets are $175 or $1500 for a table of 10. Visit easterseals.ab.ca and go to “events” for all the details and getting tickets.
Medicine Hat’s premier culinary event, the Sunshine Skillet and Food Festival.Watch chefs battle it out during exciting amateur and professional culinary competitions. Snack on food samples from throughout the Canadian Badlands at the farmer’s market-style food festival. Enjoy all the activities with the Sunshine Culinary Hotel Package; tickets, samples and souvenir included! Come see Southern Alberta’s newest hidden gem, visit sunshineskillet.com for all the tasty details!