Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine's Day Menu

Valentine’s Day 2012 
at La Chaumière Restaurant
There will be two seatings, 5:30 pm and 8:30pm, which will both have the same menu...

Smoked Salmon with Root Vegetable Salad
Venison Rillette with Pickled Walnuts and Micro Greens

Lobster Bisque
Tomato Vodka Velouté

Sautéed Arctic Char and Prawn with Artichoke Risotto
Roast Chicken Suprême with Eggplant Picatta and Fresh Herbs
Alberta Beef Tenderloin with Cambozola Polenta and Truffle

Trio of Chocolates en Timbale
Caramel and Lady Finger Diplomat
Fresh Fruit and Berries Grand Marnier

PRIX $70

 Reserve your table by phoning 403.228.5690

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Night of Opera at La Chaumiere

The Grand European Opera Cruise, in partnership with La Chaumiere restaurant, is excited to announce its Evening of Opera Highlights on Saturday February 11th at 6:00pm. The price, which includes the meal (as follows) with wine pairings and entertainment, is $130 per person, not including GST and gratuity. 

Prosecco Rosé
Scallop with Saffron Risotto
Lugana Riserva, Sergio Zenato, Italy 2007
Sliced Tomato and Bocconcini Salad with Fresh Basil
Lugana Riserva, Sergio Zenato, Italy 2007
Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Truffle Demi Glace
Barbera d’Alba, Aldo Conterno, Piedmont 2005
Selection of Fine Cheese
Sassoalloro Sangiovese Grosso, C. di Montepo, J Biondi Santi 2005
Seven Minute Soft Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Ice Cream
Piemonte Moscato 2008

To reserve, please call La Chaumiere Restaurant at 403.228.5690.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A New Year's Eve Tradition

Pop the Champagne! Release the balloons! On December 31st 2011, I worked my ninth NYE at La Chaumiere: from the age of 16 to 26 I've only missed one NYE (and that was because I was living in New Zealand). Along with all the usual NYE traditions--Champagne at midnight, sparkles and noise-makers, hats that say 2012 in glitter paint, and dancing the night away to live music--there is one really special La Chaumiere New Year's Eve tradition: the Gift Certificate of Oz.

As part of our NYE decorations La Chaumiere always has around a hundred and fifty silver and black helium-filled balloons. At the end of the night we attach a Gift Certificate (dinner for four) to all the balloons that decorated the ceiling that year. Like the yclept Wizard in the Wizard of Oz, they ascend into the atmosphere and on to unknown lands....

....and none of these gift certificates have ever been cashed.

But wait! Two or three years ago, we actually got a call that one of our gift certificates had been found! A gentleman farmer in North Dakota found it tangled up in his fence. We don't have any of his contact information, and haven't seen or heard from him since that one phone call, so long ago. 

Now, even though it says "Only Valid for Six Months After Date of Issue," if this farmer still has the certificate, we at La Chaumiere have a message for him: it will be valid for as long as it takes for him to come and pay us a visit. 

Happy 2012 everyone! All the best in the coming year from everyone at La Chaumiere Restaurant!