Calories Restaurant, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Calories is one of the top restaurants in the Prairie provinces set in Saskatoon, surrounded by great gardens and with access to magnificent produce. As the city’s most successful restaurant, it is a destination. They understands terroir, specifically Saskatchewan terroir.
Chef / Owner Remi Cousyn writes: Almost 20 years ago when I arrived in Saskatoon, I knew how to work with food – real food that is, not processed, powdered, vac-packed or otherwise abused food. My take on local was to meet and get to know the growers that could provide me with this real food and to share my knowledge and experience in handling it with young cooks so they in turn would learn, be able to maintain and eventually transmit that “savoir-faire.” As craftsmen we train long and hard to hone skills that have been developed and passed on to us through generations of chefs. In using “raw” local ingredients, we generate local wages, maintain local knowledge and emphasize a direct and respectful connection to our food and the land. On all fronts and without a doubt, this has been a very successful endeavour. This is demonstrated by the vibrancy & quality of the local food scene that has reached critical mass and understands all the benefits of the term “local”.
Their French country cooking style really does lend itself to the countryside, whether it’s a traditional bourride with lake fish and seafood and serve it with wild rice. Or perhaps it will be a stack of basil “marmalade” and potato gnocchi with a good Padano cheese and shallot butter. At a recent brunch we had fantastic lentil mini-quiches with poached eggs. Chef Cousyn has even connected with researcher Dr Bob Bors, at the University of Saskatchewan, who helps them find a copious supply of the great new sour cherry cultivars Bors developed to tolerate the at-times harsh Prairie winters. All the baking is done with Prairie flour, the best in the world.
Calories Restaurant is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.
Calories Restaurant est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs . Contactez Calories Restaurant directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
721 Broadway Avenue,
SK S7N 1B3
T: 306 665 7991