Shakespeare by the Bow

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Shakespeare in Prince’s Island Park has a long and treasured history in our city. Theatre Calgary’s 2018 production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona gives all Calgarians an opportunity to enjoy theatre in this gorgeous natural setting throughout the summer.

Celebrate Alberta’s emerging artists this summer with Theatre Calgary’s Shakespeare by the Bow! Known as Shakespeare’s first comedy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona tells the tale of friendship between best pals Proteus and Valentine who fall in and out of bromance over and over again. Join us in idyllic Prince’s Island Park for this silly comedy featuring adventure, outlaws, and even a dog!

Picnic in the Park


Throughout the summer season River Café offers picnic baskets filled with all the seasonal specialties from our kitchen and bakery. 
A perfect suggestion for guests looking to enjoy a leisurely afternoon at Prince's Island Park or planning to bike the city's pathway system. 

Dont Miss this Dinner!

May 03, 2018

Common Ground  
Thursday May 3rd, 2018
Join us for a very special  dinner ​with
Enoch Cree Nation Chef Shane Chartrand,
and Nk'Mip Cellars Cellar Supervisor Aaron Crey.
Nk'Mip is North America's first Aboriginal-owned winery.
River Café has long explored the terroir and ingredients of our local region.
This collaborative event offers an exciting opportunity to gain insight
from the unique perspectives of Shane and Aaron in a dinner
that celebrates a deep respect for the land and a proud cultural legacy. 
Thursday May 3rd, 2018 
$150 per person
+ GST + 18% gratuity
Limited Seating, Reserve Now
Call (403) 261-7670

Canadas 100 Best 2018

Thank you to Canada's 100 Best! We are thrilled to be included as Calgary's top ranking restaurant in 2018.

“We are proud of our whole team working towards exceeding expectations for each of our guests every day, and are so pleased and honoured to continue to receive this kind of recognition in the industry after so many years. Chef Matthias Fong is an exceptional chef and an inspiring leader in the kitchen at River Café.”

Sal Howell, proprietor.

Brunch with Monogram Coffee

Jeremy & Ben of Monogram Coffee created three exclusive, experiential coffee drinks that Chef Matthias Fong has paired with three unique brunch dishes. Sure to change your perceptions, join us for this innovative exploration and master-class in taste.

Saturday, April 14, 11AM

$49 per person, plus 18% gratuity and GST.

Please call 403-261-7670 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to book your seats!

Monogram co-owners and Canadian Barista Champions Ben Put and Jeremy Ho have developed a menu of coffee drinks exclusive to the event, designed to spark your imagination, change your perception about coffee and celebrate the wonderful flavours that exist in quality coffee. Working closely with Chef Matthias, these coffees form the inspiration behind the flow and creation of each dish on the menu.

Monogram is an international-award winning team and lead Calgary’s cafe culture with three shops and a roastery. River Café is proud to be the first restaurant to offer Monogram coffee to our guests. Monogram parallels our on-going food and sustainable restaurant practices with their focus on sourcing fresh, seasonal coffees that celebrate the variety, processing and microclimate of quality farms.

Dine with us on Saturday, April 14th and listen to Ben and Jeremy as they explain roasting techniques, brewing innovations and discover how coffee can compliment the flavour of food.

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