If you ever want to give your taste buds an orgasm or two, and you have a credit card with a high limit, head down to Teatro Ristorante in downtown Calgary (right beside Olympic Plaza). First, promise yourself that you won’t look at the prices before you order. (No sense in feeling guilty about spending the money – it just detracts from the experience.) Just read the descriptions and order whatever you’ve never tried before. No fair playing it safe with something you are familiar with, like beef tenderloin or something.
I was going to describe what I ate there this evening, but unfortunately I cannot find the words. Vocabulary is so bland next to the experience of being there. If I use words like “oyster” or “bacon” you would get the wrong idea, because even things that bore those names, actually tasted 10 times better than that.
And if you want something that’s not on the menu, just ask for it. We asked for focaccia bread with oil and vinegar, and they kept it coming. I tried a few different kinds of seafood, something called “venison carpaccio” (holy cow… I mean, deer) and quail. In with the quail was something called “fiddleheads.” Interesting.
I am so blessed to live in this land of plenty, and be paid well enough that I can afford to try interesting things like this. Thank you!