It's been really hard finding a replacement for our beloved Chaumiere. But we may just have found it.
Small place, quiet, intimate. Service is very, very good. No tuxedos, but very professional. Friendly, knowledgeable.
Wine selection is excellent. And reasonably priced.
Food was extraordinary. Not...super fancy, just elegant, and ingredients shone through.
French onion soup was superb. It has chicken in it which is interesting and I'm not sure it really adds to the dish. But wonderful. Salads as fresh as can be and delightfully dressed and presented.
Rib eye was world class. Fatty in a perfect, unctuous way. Sides were "honey you have to try a bite of this" excellent. Sablefish was one of the best prepared pieces of fish we had had in a long time. Dessert was perfect.
If I have one concern, it is that the menu is a bit sparse. If one were to come regularly, there may not be much choice.
The Chef brought out our dessert, and sought feedback from us. Classy.
Overall though, I think we may have found it. Our new "go to" for elegant dining in Calgary. Exceptional place. Well done Oxbow. Well done.More