We’ve all been there – searching for the perfect lunch spot to dine with new clients, seal important business deals or treat a hard-working team to lunch. For your next lunch date, keep it classic and cosy in our newly renovated space on 17th Ave SW. Brainstorm over a bowl of pasta, get creative with a glass of wine in hand and more importantly impress your team with an array of tasty sips and hearty dishes.
There are days when the thirst-quenching craving for a cold, refreshing beer can’t be sufficed by anything else but the golden stuff. With the craft brewery scene exploding in our home town of Calgary, our love for a chilled glass has been revitalized. Keeping up with the craft beer trend and the numerous microbreweries popping up around the city isn’t something to complain about, especially if it means featuring their creations for our guests to explore right here at Cilantro! Check out the lineup of delicious brews now on our menu: Continue reading “Keeping up with Calgary’s Craft Beer Scene”
‘Farm to table’ is a phrase we’re both fortunate and proud to use here at Cilantro. Located in the heart of bustling Calgary, it’s hard to believe that some of our favourite ingredients are raised a short 40-minute drive away, on 540 acres of lush rolling foothills southwest of Calgary. Continue reading “Behind the Scenes of Canadiana Cuisine”
FOUR BEERS FROM VILLAGE
FOUR PAIRED COURSES BY CILANTRO
We are excited to welcome Mike Garth, Sales & Community Manager for Village Brewery on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 for a Village Beer pairing dinner at Cilantro.
The evening will start with a custom Cilantro brew, created by talented brewmasters at Village, followed by a four course dinner prepared by Chef Lance Monteiro and his culinary team at Cilantro. Each of the courses will be paired with one of Village’s outstanding craft beers.
To complement the evening, guests will be able to enjoy the newly updated floor space, décor and atmosphere from Cilantro’s recent renovations in January 2018.
There are only 38 tickets available for the engaging evening of food and libations.
We are celebrating our 30th birthday on Tuesday, October 23 – and you’re invited! Join us as we walk through the last 30 years of delicious eats while sharing battle stories and favourite memories from past as well as current staff who have all contributed to Cilantro’s longevity and overall welcoming atmosphere.
The evening will start with an opening cocktail crafted by Tony Migliarese of Tavernetta and Cilantro Bar Manager Mike Squire, followed by a four course dinner prepared by Chef Lance Monteiro and his culinary team at Cilantro. Inspired by past and longtime employees, including Michael Miller from Añejo, Ken Canavan from CRMR Kitchen, Justine Cockx from CRMR and Rob Whitfield from Cilantro, each of the courses will be paired with wines choosen by Brad Royale, CRMR Wine Director.
There are only 36 tickets available for the engaging evening of food and libations.
This year we’ve gone a little wild for 2018 YYC Pizza Week! From September 21-29, we will be among great company showcasing a wide selection of delicious pies that raise money for Calgary Meals on Wheels.
Going back to our Canadiana roots, Chef Lance has crafted a seriously mouthwatering creation we’ve dubbed “The Wild Canadian”. This za’ features Pulled Bison Short Rib (sourced from CRMR’s very own Game Ranch just Southwest of Calgary), Buffalo Trace Bourbon BBQ Glaze, Lime Cured Red Onion, Chèvre, Wilted Kale, Soft Mozzarella and Local Red Chilies.
TeMPT Your Taste buds at Our FALL Dinner Series
October 16, November 6 & december 4, 2018
We are extremely excited to announce the return of Cilantro’s Fall Dinner Series on October 16, November 6 and December 4, 2018 .
Chef Lancelot Monteiro along with CRMR’s Wine Director, Brad Royale have teamed up again for this intimate and engaging evening of food and libations. There are only 20 tickets available for these dinners which will take place in Cilantro’s Upstairs Lounge.The evenings will be hosted by Brad Royale who will walk you through hand-picked wines that have been carefully paired with 3 courses and 1 amuse-bouche prepared by Cilantro’s culinary team.
If there’s anything better than being nestled in the heart of 17th Avenue in Calgary’s Beltline, it’s having the opportunity to share an inner-city oasis on your special day with friends and family!
Whether you’re planning a Christmas party, summer patio wedding or intimate event, we welcome you into Cilantro with open arms. Our homely but vibrant space is yours to transform into an inviting setting with a seating capacity of 60 and space for a cocktail stand-up reception of 100. Continue reading “Meet Lauren Elder: Our highly organized and Passionate Events Coordinator”
THREE Tequilas FROM PATRÓN.
Four paired courses by Cilantro.
We are excited to welcome Codey Andersen, Western Regional Account Manager, Patrón Spirits on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 for a Patrón Tequila pairing dinner.
The evening will start with a Patrón Tequila based opening cocktail crafted by CRMR’s Wine Director Brad Royale and Cilantro Bar Manager Mike Squire, followed by a four course dinner prepared by Chef Lance Monteiro and his culinary team at Cilantro. Each of the courses will be paired with one of Patrón’s award winning tequilas – Patrón Silver, Patrón Añejo and Patrón Reposado.
THREE GINS from BOMBAY.
Four paired courses by Cilantro.
We are excited to welcome Lee Peppinck, Bacardi Portfolio Brands Ambassador on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 for a Bombay Gin pairing dinner.
The evening will start with a Bombay Sapphire based opening cocktail crafted by CRMR’s Wine Director Brad Royale and Cilantro Bar Manager Mike Squire, followed by a four course dinner prepared by Chef Lance Monteiro and his culinary team at Cilantro. Each of the courses will be paired with one of Bombay’s award winning gins – Bombay Sapphire, Bombay East and Bombay Star.