Reviews & Awards

Reviews & Awards

Best Tried and True – Avenue Magazine, 2016

Best Overall – Avenue Magazine, 2015

Best Overall  – Where Magazine, 2015

Best Overall – Avenue Magazine, 2010

Olivier Reynaud and Paul Rogalski – Pinnacle Award – Independent Restaurateurs of the year for Canada 2011
– Food Service and Hospitality Magazine

Paul Rogalski – One of the 50 most Influential People in 2011
– Alberta Venture Magazine

Paul Rogalski – One of Twenty Business Leaders of Tomorrow for 2012
– Business in Calgary Magazine

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence – 4.5 out of 5 Stars

“Best Fine Dining” and “Sustainable Seafood”
– Where Magazine

#60
– S. Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants (2010)

Restaurant of the Year
– Avenue Magazine (2010)

Best Canadian Regional Dining
– Where Magazine (2009)

Recommended – Where to Eat in Canada
– Anne Hardy (2009)

Diner’s Choice-Winner
– Open Table (2009)

Wine Spectator Magazine
– Award of Excellence (2005 to 2011)

“Grateful Recognition for Leadership and Support of Organic and Sustainable Cuisine”
– Julie Packard, Monterey Bay Aquarium (2009)

“Best Overall” and “Best Patio”
– Food Awards, Avenue Magazine

“The verdant, park-like yard, the historic Cross House, the professional service and Paul Rogalski’s cooking add up to an always-exquisite experience at Rouge”
– John Gilchrist (2008)

“Most Innovative Cuisine” and “Worth the Splurge”
– Food Awards, Avenue Magazine

“Maybe the historic garden is his inspiration, where heritage-meets-modern. The results are sublime. Paul is a chef’s chef, innovative, subtle, and skilled, mining tradition for forward-looking fare”.
– dee Hobsbawn-Smith (2008)

Nominated – Best French-Most Memorable Meal Awards
– Where Magazine (2007)

“Paul Rogalski’s tasting menu is considered one of the highlights of Calgary’s new dining scene”
– Susan Catto, The New York Times (2007)

Nominated “Best Overall”and “Worth the Splurge” Catagories
– Avenue Magazine (2006)

“Best European ”
– Most Memorable Meal Awards, Where Magazine (2006)

Consumers Choice for Business Excellence (2006)

Top Pick
– “Premier Crew”, Avenue Magazine (2005)

Top Pick
– “Not Your Average Middle of the Road”, Avenue Magazine (2004)

“Best Fine Dinning”
– Honorable Mention, Most Memorable Meal Awards, Where Magazine (2003 and 2005)

“Best Ambiance”
– Honorable Mention, Most Memorable Meal Awards, Where Magazine (2002 and 2004)

“One of the Best of the Best” “…He (Paul Rogalski) is one of the most creative cooks in the city…he (Paul Rogalski and Reynaud (Olivier Reynaud) and their excellent staff have turned The Cross House into one of the hot restaurants of the year.”
– John Gilchrist, CBC Radio Food Critic – Author, My Favorite Restaurants – Writer, the Calgary Herald

“A superb rack of lamb-accompanied by sugar snow peas, green beans, roasted tomato and squash puree- was one of the best we’ve ever had. It is obvious that the chef’s interests are classically based, but he puts an individualistic spin on his dishes, to the edification and delight of his diners.”
– Kathy Richardier, the Calgary Herald

“…There is first-rate French food being delivered by the new kitchen at the Cross House in Inglewood. The food was elegant and contemporary…and focussed on depth of flavour, contrast of texture and colour and use of the best ingredients. This was, by some measure, the best duck I’ve ever had in Calgary.”
– Miles Pittman, FFWD magazine

“…every item sounds more intriguing or inviting than the one before it”
“As much pride is taken in the presentation of the dishes as in their preparation.”
“We dined so well, we felt it would be pushing matters to order dessert, though they certainly sounded tempting.”
– Louis B Hobson, the Calgary Sun