Valentine’s Day in Calgary

Hotel Arts
January 18, 2019
Get a jump on your Valentine's Day plans this year!
Looking for Valentine’s Day dinner plans in Calgary? These three restaurants are featuring artful menus made with love, and the freshest local ingredients.  Enjoy these culinary delights with wine (or cocktail!) pairings.
Celebrating on the weekend? Valentine’s Day Menus at Yellow Door Bistro, Raw Bar and Oxbow are all extended to Friday and Saturday night as well!

Yellow Door Bistro

Valentines Day Dinner at Yellow Door Bistro
Yellow Door Bistro

Chef de Cuisine Scott Redekopp has prepared an exceptional four-course set menu with optional wine pairings available. Expect whimsical dishes that bring together fresh ingredients with classic techniques for the perfect match.

First Course

Smoked Scallop & Foie Gras Terrine
pickled sunchoke, radish, brioche
-Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio-

Second Course

Beet Velouté
goat cheese panna cotta, apple pearls, kumquat
-Wally Sauvignon Blanc-


Sable Fish
squid ink pasta, clams, chorizo, braised fennel tomato nectar
-Stag’s Leap Viognier-


Prime Alberta Beef Loin
short rib crépinette, béarnaise croquette mushroom purée, truffle jus
-Deerfield Red Rex-


Strawberry & White Chocolate Mousse
rose meringue, strawberry sorbet, olive oil cake
-Jeio Prosecco DOCG-

– $65 per person –
*optional wine pairings for you to enjoy – $30*

Book your Yellow Door Bistro reservation. 


Valentines Day at Oxbow

An intimate setting with fireside or open kitchen seating, Oxbow offers a romantic ambience for your Valentine’s Day dinner. Join them in Kensington where Chef de Cuisine Jose Battad has crafted a delightful four-course set menu with optional wine pairings.

First Course

Cauliflower Velouté
Halibut Fritters | Roasted Cauliflower | Almond Crumb
Jeio Prosecco, Brut, Italy

Second Course

Mushroom Risotto
Morel Mushrooms | Shaved Sylvan Star Gouda
Tinhorn Creek, Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, Canada


Beef Tenderloin & Rib Cap
Wilted Kale | Brown Butter Carrot Purée | Roasted Carrots | Bourguignon Sauce
Château Tour Bayard, Montagne-Saint-Émillion, Bordeaux, France


Salmon Oscar
Crab Cake | Hollandaise | Chickpea & Tomato Stew Roasted Asparagus
Siduri, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, U.S.


Earl Grey Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Crémeux | Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake |Earl Grey Whipped Ganache | Bergamot Fluid Gel | Lavender Ice Cream
Taylor Fladgate 10yr Tawny Port

– $65 per person –
*optional wine pairings for you to enjoy – $30*

Book your Oxbow reservation.

Raw Bar

Valentines Day Dinner at Raw Bar
Raw Bar

Introducing a match made in heaven: viet-modern cuisine paired with inventive cocktails. Raw Bar’s Chef de Cuisine, Peter Pavia presents an Asian inspired three course set menu accompanied by cocktails paired to perfection by Raw Bar’s General Manager, Dilan Conway. This inventive menu is sure to impress.

First Course

Crab & Avocado Salad
baby tomato, cucumber, wonton chips gochujang dressing


Tea Smoked Duck Breast Carpaccio
crispy onion, pickled cherry fluid gel, sesame chili oil

Cocktail Pairing: Gone in 60 seconds (2oz.) $13 Flor de Caña 7 yr, Ancho Reyes, Ume Plum Sake Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup, Lemon, Token Chai Bitters, Salt
Cocktail Pairing: Barrel Aged Martinez (2oz.) $14 Bacardi Oakheart, Cinzano Rosso, Miro Blanco, Lillet Angostura Bitters

Second Course

Pan Seared Salmon
miso carrot risotto, shimeji mushroom


Coconut Curry Braised Short Rib
confit cherry tomato, garlic baby potatoes

Cocktail Pairings: From Paris With Love (2oz.) $14 Remy Martin VSOP, Sake, Apple Cider Syrup, Lemon Angostura Bitters, Brandy Cherry
Cocktail Pairings: Barrel Aged Martinez (2oz.) $14 Bacardi Oakheart, Cinzano Rosso, Miro Blanco, Lillet Angostura Bitters


Lemon & Passion Fruit Tart
raspberry macarons, passion fruit fluid gel, coconut whipped ganache

– $50 per person –

Book  your Raw Bar reservation. 


The Art of Stay-cation

Hotel Arts Luxury Suite
Hotel Arts Luxury Suite

Make it a stay-cation with these Valentine’s Day packages from Hotel Arts and Hotel Arts Kensington

Get A Room

Celebrate Valentine’s day with that special someone at Hotel Arts. Lounge in the comfort of our indulgent rooms and toast to that special someone with some bubbly and a sensuous chocolate surprise and turndown service. This package is sure to set the mood for any occasion – so get a room!

Package includes:

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Bottle of prosecco and painted bon bons upon arrival
  • Complimentary evening turndown service

Book the Get a Room promotion at Hotel Arts or at Hotel Arts Kensington


Eat and Sleep

Book your Valentine’s day dinner at Yellow Door Bistro or Raw Bar and take the elevator home to a sumptuous overnight stay. Enjoy award-winning dining choices at the inventive and whimsical Yellow Door Bistro or the creative Viet-modern cuisine at Raw Bar. Both are conveniently located onsite so you can take the elevator home to a sumptuous overnight stay.

Hotel Arts Package includes:

  • Luxury accommodation
  • $75 dining credit to be used at Yellow Door Bistro, Raw Bar or In Room Dining
  • Heated underground self-parking
  • Complimentary evening turndown

Book your Hotel Arts Eat and Sleep Promotion

Hotel Arts Kensington Package includes:

  • Luxury accommodation
  • $75 dining credit to be used at Oxbow or In Room Dining which

Book your Hotel Arts Kensington Eat and Sleep Promotion

*promotions are subject to availability

Located in the Heart of Downtown Calgary

Hotel Arts is where you want to be; a short walk from the Saddledome, Studio Bell (National Music Centre), TELUS Convention Centre and other downtown attractions. From cool eateries to boutique shopping and bustling nightlife, the entire creatively charged city is at your disposal.

Frequent Guest Rewards

  • Complimentary upgrades
  • Complimentary restaurant offers
  • Complimentary Skoah products