Hy’s Steakhouse – Calgary, Alberta

It was our anniversary, so we decided to celebrate it at Hy's Steakhouse downtown. We did street parking, but I guess there's complimentary valet parking - that's the sign I saw when we came out. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but it doesn't matter. Hy's was decorates really nicely, and with the open kitchen concept, it made it really fun for us to sit and watch them prepare our food!
We sat down, and I decided to order a girly drink, but virgin. I settled for the Pina Colada which was fun as they kept calling it "juice". It doesn't matter, it looks pretty and tastes great!
For our starter, we chose their Jumbo Prawn Cocktail which was amazing! The prawns were about the size of my head (each), and they were perfectly prepared and quite fresh!
I settled for their Filet Mignon Beef Wellington which was adorable! The perfectly baked pastry with the steak inside - cooked just the way I like it. It was very memorable and I would claim the best one I've had so far!
My husband decided long time ago that he was going to have their Steak Diane which is prepared tableside. As he likes his beef "rare", it took no time for them to make. The beef was absolutely tender, the sauce was amazing, and overall perfect as well!
Just in case we weren't full enough, we decided to have a dessert as we were celebrating a special day, and the food was so good, it didn't hurt to try their Cheesecake. The waiters recommendation was perfect, as the cheesecake was just the way I like it. Light, fluffy and cheesecake tasting!
Our overall experience here was top notch! We haven't found a better place for steak yet! We know a few places that come close, but I have to put them at the top of my rank books right now! Click to add a blog post for Hy's Steakhouse on Zomato

Hy's Steakhouse

751 3 St SW Calgary, AB (403) 663-3363

Catch & The Oyster Bar – Calgary, Alberta

We met up with some friend one evening at the Catch & The Oyster Bar right on Stephens Avenue, downtown Calgary inside the Hyatt Regency Calgary Hotel. It's a lovely place and the location is actually larger inside than it looks!
Once we sat down and ordered, they gave us quite a bit of bread and butter. To be honest, we were saving our bellies for the main attraction for this visit.
We started with a bowl of soup, where we ordered their Seafood & Bacon Chowder and this chowder was jammed pack with seafood and flavours. It was really fresh and delicious with the perfect texture and creaminess without being greasy.
Now, for the main attraction, we got their Large Chilled Seafood Platter and it's as large and impressive as you can imagine it in your mind, and exceed that image's expectation! This platter had 1 lobster, 4 snow crab clusters, 12 oysters, 16 mussels, 16 clams and 16 large shrimps! The Oysters they gave us was 8 BC and 8 PEI oysters so we can taste the difference. Everything on this plate was so good, and we all over ate - yet couldn't stop eating!
Overall, there's not a bad thing we can think of to say about here! The place was clean, cozy, comfortable, yet casual. The food was fantastic, the service was awesome! Catch Restaurant & Oyster Bar on Urbanspoon

Catch Restaurant & Oyster Bar

100 8 Ave SE Calgary, AB (403) 206-0000

Fairmont Palliser: Fairmont Gold Room – Calgary, Alberta

I've been really fortunate with the people I meet, the place I go, and the things that happen during all my visits anywhere. This particular visit to Fairmont Palliser in downtown Calgary was truly one of my most memorable stays ever! I got to experience their "Hotel within a Hotel" with Fairmont Gold.
We got an upgraded room to their Fairmont Gold Room that offered a king bed, seating area, desk and and a few extra special privileges while being a guest during this stay. Once we got into our room, we noticed it's the biggest room we've ever stayed in at the Palliser, so we were really excited. The large king bed was front and center which is always a delight! Bedtime is one of my favourite times!
The bathroom was also bigger and offered more bathroom amenities, which is so nice as it's really rare to have amenities such as cotton swabs, mouthwash, and shoe shine cloth!
My favourite part about the stay was experiencing the Fairmont Lounge, which is on their Penthouse floor which offers complimentary breakfast and hor d'oeuvres during the evening. We made an effort to be at both and the food is fantastic! It's a great place to sit and read, with a nice snack, or just some quiet time.
The stay was perfect and now we consider upgrading to Fairmont Gold when we know we're going to be in the hotel more for future stays.
Be sure to watch the room walk through as it was a fantastic room we had!

The Fairmont Palliser

133 9th Avenue SW Calgary Alberta, Canada 1 866 540 4477 403 262 1234