Notable Now Calgary: March 15, 2013

Cork & Canvas Festival: High Tea in Style
March 16
High tea and high fashion come together at this elegant afternoon affair. Put on your finest hat, fancy gloves and stylish shoes and join the fashion parade as you support the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. The event starts at 2pm at the Fairmont Palliser (133 9 Ave SW). 

Top Chef Collaborative Dinner at MARKET
March 17
Love Top Chef? Join Geoff Rogers, a “Top Chef” season three competitor and executive chef of MARKET, and runner-up from season two Trevor Bird at MARKET (718 17 Ave SW) for a collaborative, family-style dinner. Indulge in a five-course meal with carefully chosen wine, beer and cocktail pairings, as you enjoy “Top Chef” season two highlights playing on TVs throughout the restaurant.

Slow Food Roots ‘n’ Shoots Dinner
March 18
Take party in Slow Food’s annual celebration of spring’s return. Hosted at the River Cafe (25 Prince’s Island Park?), Executive Chef Andrew Winfield, along with three guest chefs, will create an impressive seasonal menu accompanied by stellar wines from the River Cafe’s award-winning wine cellar. For more information and to buy tickets, click here

Femme Fatales YYC presents Introducing Scotch Whisky
March 19
Join a deadly group of women (The Women’s Whisky and Brown Liquor Club) at Winebar Kensington, as Andre Ferguson of Kensington Wine Market takes you on a tour of five different scotch whiskies. Enjoy appetizers from Winebar Kensignton as you sip your scotch. Stay after for dinner with the ladies at Winebar.

March 21
Are you a yogi? Get a spring fling glow on with an outdoor flow session on RiverWalk Plaza from 8pm to 9:30pm on Thursday. Located just east of the historic Simmons Building (618 Confluence Way SE), the event will be tented, heated and led by Jilaine Antoniuk and lululemon athletica all to the great sounds of DJ beats.

NOW OPEN: Xocolat
Serving up posh Mexican cuisine, Xocolat recently opened its doors in the heart of Calgary’s Design District (816 11th Avenue SW). Owned and operated by Mexican entrepreneurs, the team strongly believes that Mexican gastronomy is an art to be appreciated and understood outside of Mexico. Open late, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Photo courtesy the CPO