Restaurant Review: Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

>> Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Seems like the weather has finally turned around in the city and the roads have cleared and I can confidently say that summer is just around the corner! It has been a crazy winter, one that didn’t seem like it was ever going to end. Luckily for me, there was lots of yummy eats that really got me through the season including this amazing meal we shared at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant earlier this year. Although it was quite chilly when we made our way down, it was like stepping out in to a winter wonderland and enjoying some quiet time outside the hustle and bustle of the city.

Atmosphere: Cozy and intimate, a great location for that special night out with your significant other or a lovely brunch.

Price Range: Mid $10s - $30+

Food & Wine: We started our evening with a lovely flatbread amuse bouche that was provided by the Chef to really get our taste buds going. Shortly afterwards we got our appetizers, the Confit Rougie Duck Leg Croquette served with cornichon, shaved fennel and cranberry mustard aioli. The croquette was super flavourful and had a really lovely crunch on the outside providing the perfect amount of texture to the dish. We also shared the Canadian East Coast Oysters on the half shell with freshly grated horseradish and lemon mignonette, which were sweet and fresh. A great way to start our meal.

Next we decided on the Suft & Turf for Two as our main. You can’t go wrong with the best of both worlds, the platter came with Alberta Beef Tenderloin, roasted vegetables, Herb crusted bone marrow, scallops, shrimp, mussels and salmon. Everything on the platter was treated with care and cooked to perfection. I really enjoyed being able to sample the various items that were served plus people who know me knows that I like variety and this is exactly what I got! For those that are looking to try different items on the menu without having to make the tough choices, Bow Valley Ranch offers a Chef’s tasting available for Sunday night dinner where the chef has chosen to highlight certain items on their menu each week.

We couldn’t not have dessert since they all sounded so amazing! So we ordered the Coconut Carrot Cake with salted caramel, coconut icing and carrot sorbet. The cake itself wasn’t overly sweet, which is perfect for me and the coconut icing was a nice twist on the traditional cream cheese icing. The standout was the carrot sorbet, I wouldn’t normally think carrot and in this manner, but it worked really well with the rest of the items on the dish. It was a perfect ending to a lovely meal.

My Pick(s): Surf & Turf

Overall: We really enjoyed ourselves that evening and it was nice to leave the city lights behind and feel like we were transported to another place entirely. There were many different items on the menu that I can’t wait to try and now that the weather has warmed up I’m looking to making our way down there more often.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE
Calgary, AB
(403) 476-1310

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