After cold nights in Yellowknife NWT and not a lot of great food, we were looking forward to returning to Calgary and dinner at Teatro. Teatro is in a renovated bank that was built in 1911 and the name gives homage to the arts and theatre district where it sits.
Originally, I had made reservations at Teatro for 630pm, then as we sat in the Yellowknife airport gate, I changed it to 7, and had hope that we’d make it on time when our plane finally left 2 hours late. I didn’t know that baggage pickup was yet another problem, so as we waited for suitcases, I changed the reservation to 730, then finally to 8pm hoping the restaurant didn’t think it was a prank reservation.
After a long day and many airline delays, we made our way from the snowy Calgary airport to the Marriott Dorian in downtown Calgary. We checked in, dropped our belongings in the hotel room, quickly changed tops and figured since it was snowing no would would notice our attire too much. We quickly headed back downstairs to get a taxi realizing we could make it by 815pm, only a little late. The taxi driver wasn’t too keen on dropping us off in heavy snow without knowing exactly where the restaurant was but then we realized he had pulled up literally to the front door.
We hadn’t eaten since early morning and were looking forward to a nice dinner. Gratefully, it was a dinner that exceed our expectations. We chose the Chef’s tasting menu and a bottle of Brunello.
Our dinner was fantastic. The service was impeccable and we loved that it was the end to our time in Canada. I would love to eat at Teatro again in the future! While Teatro isn’t a Michelin restaurant – it certainly would be if Michelin gave stars in Calgary!