A gourmet dynamo, Linda Garson has her finger on the pulse of Calgary’s food scene. A writer and frequent commentator on wine and cuisine, she edits and publishes Culinaire magazine and is the creator of the Alberta Beverage Awards. She is the amiable host of Vine and Dine dinner outings, and her wine basics courses are always in high demand.
“We’re lucky here,” says wine and food writer, educator and commentator Linda Garson, referring to the exciting wine menus on Calgary’s fine-dining scene. Several of the city’s high-end restaurants maintain wine lists that are as big a draw as their food. “I call them the big guns, because they go in blazing,” says Linda, who shares her insights on these vino giants here.
“You’ve got to be open minded with chef’s tasting menus,” says Culinaire magazine publisher and Vine and Dine host Linda Garson. These curated meals about discovering tastes and techniques. Also be aware that they’re fine-dining affairs and may have minimum party sizes. Some require reservations, and substitutions are often not possible. Below, Linda recommends some of the city’s most exciting multi-course meals.
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