October is a fabulous month for food.
We’ve got Thanksgiving, Halloween, and all the pumpkin spice-flavoured goodies you can get your freshly-gloved hands on.
With so much going on, we almost forget that summer is behind us and the cold weather is here – but at least our bellies will be warm.
Here are 6 Calgary food events, in or around the city, worth checking out this week.
A tour guide will greet you at CIBO restaurant on 17th Avenue SW near the corner of 9th Street. From there head to Made by Marcus Micro Creamery, Ollia, Frenchie Wine Bar, Ox Bar de Tapas, and finally, finish at Anju Restaurant. Don’t worry about tabs, tax, and tips – just show up ready to walk and eat!
When: Saturday and Sundays from September 2 to November 26 from noon to 3 pm
Where: Multiple venues, begin a Cibo, 1012 17 Ave SW
Cost: $115; buy online
Meet J. Webb Wine Merchants at The Calgary Farmers’ Market where you’ll receive a Yum Bakery pastry, Mediterranean salad, assortment of fruit, Analog coffee, and wine tasting. From there, stroll over to the farmer’s market and hear stories and experience tastings at ten different market vendors offering fresh fruits, vegetables, fruit wines, juices, bison, beef, pork, and cheeses. You’ll be seated for brunch and need to stand for about an hour at the market. All guests receive recipes, a shopping list, and a market bag. Don’t worry about tabs, tax, and tips – just show up ready to walk, watch, and eat!
When: Sundays from September 3 to November 26 at 10:30 am to 1 pm
Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market, 510 77 Street SE
Cost: $45; buy online
New Beer’s Eve at National 10th + 17th
This New Beer’s Eve events invites you to cheers to Happy Hour pricing all day long. This event is to make room for all the seasonal fall beers, and we’re happy to help make room for those.
When: Thursday, October 12
Where: National 10th – 341 10 Avenue SW; National 17th – 550 17 Avenue SW
Ricardo’s Hideaway invites you to join us for a four-course dinner with rhum pairings from Rhum Clément. Enjoy tasters and mixed cocktails with each course, while learning more about Clément’s rich history, distillery and different rhums, all in the relaxing Ricardo’s atmosphere.
When: Thursday, October 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Ricardo’s Hideaway – 1530 5th Street SW
Cost: $85; buy via Showpass
After 20 years filled with wine, spirits, craft beers, and cocktails, the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival is still going strong two decades after its inception. Coming back to Calgary’s Stampede Park BMO Centre, the festival will feature the best of local drinks and cuisine throughout the two day event.
When: Friday, October 13, and Saturday, October 14 from 5 to 10 pm (Friday noon to 4 pm and 6 to 10 pm on Saturday)
Where: Stampede Park BMO Centre – Halls D and E, 20 Roundup Way SW
Cost: $21-32 per person ($0.50 per sample coupon; buy online)
Cardinale WineMakers Dinner
Guests will experience a four-course dinner exclusively prepared by Chef Steven Dowdell, thoughtfully paired with exquisite Italian wine by a visiting winery representative. Cardinale cultivates an entertaining learning experience while guests swirl, sip and savour. This dinner has three instalments: Aldegheri (Oct 11), the Cavit Collection (Oct 12), and Umani Ronchi (Oct 17).
When: Sunday, October 11; Monday, October 12; Tuesday, October 17
Where: 401 12 Avenue SW
Cost: $100; call Cardinale to purchase: 403-264-6046