SAIT’s Highwood Dining Room
You can book now for lunch and dinner, January 8 to February 28. The popular Thursday lunch buffet dates are Jan 16, 23, 30 and Feb 6, 13, 27, 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. The Highwood is closed December 13 to January 7 and February 17 – 24.
Co-op Wine Spirits Beer
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre
December 6, School’s Out Camps on school professional days, suitable for kids 8 – 13 years. For details about classes and registration, visit cuisineandchateau.com or phone 403-764-2665.
Cooking Classes at SAIT’s downtown Culinary Campus
December and January classes: December 7, Cookie Exchange; January 8, Knife Skills; January 13, Intro to Cooking; January 15, Soups and Stocks; January 18 Buttercream Basics; January 22, Sauces; January 24, Date Night, February 1, Chocolate. For a complete listing of classes and to register, visit culinarycampus.ca or call 403-774-4694 for all the tasty details.
Big Rock Brewmaster’s Edition Seasonal Beers
Get it now, while quantities last – Life of Chai Ale. A tasty fall beer with a great nose and a medium body full of the warm spices of fall, including, smoky cardamom, delicate rose petals and a kick of ginger. Mmmmm, get it while it’s hot!
Big Rock Lumberjack Pack Seasonal Variety Pack
Get it while you can in November. This 6-pack includes Spruce Goose, spruce-infused strong ale; Hibernation, herb and fruit strong ale; Twisted Antler, strong dark ale. Our home and native land in liquid form. Find out where to get the Lumberjack Pack at bigrockbeer.com/beer-finder
ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen
Lunch ‘n’ Learn, noon – 1 p.m. $20, November 28 & 29, Seafood; November 30, Chef’s Table, Seafood, 6:30 – 9 p.m., $95. ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Learning Centre, details at atcoblueflamekitchen.com/classes
Tastings: details at bin905.com, tickets at 403-261-1600.
Wine-Ohs Bistro and Cellar
November 29, T. Buckley Band CD Release #2, Happy Hour Featuring Tom Phillips; November 30, Brent Tyler & Josip Vulic; December 2, Elton Lammie, December 3, T. Buckley Tuesdays; December 4, Jazz Jam with Jon May; December 5, Bruno Hubert; December 6, Treeline with Shaela Miller with Ol’ Boots & the Hoots; 811 – 1st St. SW. Visit wine-ohs.com and check the calendar for upcoming live music.
November 28, Tapas Thursdays, 5-6 p.m., a featured sherry plus a casual tapa every Thursday. Register at 403-205-3356 or online at metrovino.com/class-registrations
The Light Cellar
Superfood/Superherb Classes:December 6, Treats for the Festive Season, $45; December 8, Adaptogens: Helpful Herbs for Healing Stress, $40. Visit thelightcellar.ca for details and to register, or call 403-453-1343.
November 1 – 30
Mushroom and Truffle Festival at Muse. The chef’s tasting menu highlights different mushrooms and truffles from around the world. These are the “diamonds of the kitchen.” Reservations recommended, 107 – 10A St. NW, 403-670-6873.
November 1 – December 10
Ambrosia Apples’ Orchard to Table Recipe Contest for a chance to win 4 prizes: Cuisinart stand mixer, Breville Juice Fountain Elite, Breville All in One and a people’s choice prize of a Cuisinart stand mixer. Visit ambrosiaapplescontest.com for all the delicious details.
Divine Cooking at Home, Christmas Entertaining
Christmas Entertaining Class and B & B at Diamond Willow Artisan Retreat, December 5, 12, 13, 17, 19. Book through Pat or Doug @ 403-933-5755.
J. Webb Wine Merchant
Tastings: Casel Marché, 17 Ave. & 24 St. SW. Details at jwebb.net
November 14 – 24
Don’t miss Bon Appétit, Banff, when 30 participating restaurants offer unique three-course menus, including three options per course, at a prix fixe of either $25, $35 or $45. For details, visit banfflakelouise.com/area-events/festivals/winter/bon-appetit-banff/participating-venues
November 15 – December 1
Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market, Spruce Meadows.
At Heritage Park
Once Upon a Christmas, weekends to December 22, where you can enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas in the Historical Village. There’s a festive fund raiser, Christmas in Alberta, December 2, in support of Heritage Park and Rosebud Theatre. Tickets at 403-268-8509. Winter CARnival, December 27 to January 5, at Gasoline Alley. Ring in the new year with a great meal at Selkirk Grille New Year’s Eve Dinner, December 31. Reserve at 403-268-8607. Visit heritagepark.ca
Cellar Wine Store
Tastings: December 4, Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles, 7 p.m., $60; December 11, Port and Chocolate, 7 p.m., $65. Visit cellarwinestore.com for details and to register.
Friday, November 29
Chef’s Table, Cilantro in the Mountains, Buffalo Mountain Lodge, 6:30 – 9 p.m., $120, includes a CRMR take-home gift. Phone 1-800-661-1367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Friday, December 20
Last day to apply for Chopped Canada, casting now for Canada’s Culinary Champions. You have to be a professional chef, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and over age 19 as of April 1, 2014. Chopped Canada is a cooking competition TV show that is all about skill, speed and ingenuity. For details, go to choppedcanadacasting.ca
December 31, New Year’s Eve
Celebrate your New Year’s Eve this year with River Café, if you’re more of an upscale mind – an exquisite 6-course tasting menu with treasures from the award-winning cellar – or go casual at Boxwood with a progressive menu of creative dishes, wine, beer, cocktails. Reservations are essential for both restaurants: River Café, 403-261-7670; Boxwood, 403-265-4006.
Saturday, December 7
Christmas Party for the Animals, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the shelter, 4455 – 110th Ave. SE. Visit calgaryhumane.ca for all the warm, fuzzy details. Give the animals a hand!
Friday, January 31
Il Sogno presents Caymus Winery Dinner Date, a four-course dinner with wine pairings, 6:30 pm., $125. Contact Dominique at email@example.com or call 403-232-8901 to book.