Monday, May 25, 2009

Vintage Chophouse has that "je ne sais quoi"

Vintage Chophouse is typically one of my favourite restaurants in Calgary. Unfortunately, my good friend Dawna and I ordered a prime rib steak (which is like a slice of roast beef) which wasn't what I had in mind - must have been the wine! (Yes, once again I imbibed and loved the Pinot Grigio.) Then, we split a chocolate dessert as well as a lemon meringue. Loved the lemon meringue dessert but the chocolate one was a little dry...I know, just like my husband says, I'm a little hard to please at times...

As always, the conversation was fantastic and there were plenty of laughs! God Bless Crystal and her VERY specific coffee orders!

Overall, I'd give this Vintage Chophouse experience 3 out of 5 shazams. I'd be willing to give it another try though as I feel I should take half the blame.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Vintage Chophouse

Our dinner at The Vintage Chophouse this past Thursday was amazing I thought.  One of my favourite restaurants in Calgary and again they did not disappoint.  I had the Beef Carpaccio to start (capers, manchego cheese) and Braised Short Rib with summer ragout (smoked root vegetables) and agria puree (pureed potatoes) to follow.  The portion size was huge.  Although there was some discussion that the menu did not fit into our $20 limit I still think it was worth the price paid and am not taking off points for this.  McWilliams 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon was one popular wine of the night. 5 Shazams from me!!!   For next time it was agreed to pick a restaurant less pricey.