Deane House, Calgary

This past autumn Sal Howell of the renowned River Cafe and her tireless team opened Deane House at the confluence of the two rivers that define the early history of Calgary. The Bow and the Elbow were a traditional meeting place for the First Nations communities and it was at this watery crossroad...

Rouge Restaurant, Calgary

Chef Paul Rogalski “Chief Culinary Officer/Co-Owner of Rouge writes: “The foundation of great food starts with the ingredients. Preparing them with respect is the foundation of cuisine. For this very reason my menu will be created as close to the moment as possible as I explore what the best...

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...

Hayloft, Airdrie, Alberta

When restaurant commentator, John Gilchrist, praises a restaurant, we pay attention.  Few critics across Canada have such a breadth of experience. You can read his review here.  James Hoan Nguyen and Jason Barton-Browne met at Calgary’s River Cafe.  It could not have been a better training...

Bushwakker Brewpub, Regina, Saskatchewan

The folks at Bushwakker Brewpub in Regina demonstrate their commitment to all things local through their beer and food, but they’ve also made themselves a popular venue for local music. As well as their menu, the pub has 9 regular beers (brewed year round), 20 seasonal beers (brewed only at...

The Nash, Calgary

Formally as a national historic site in 2002, the old National Hotel (c.1907),  now The Nash, was a typical early Alberta hotel with both a brewery and a livery stable. Located in the Inglewood district wher e most of the city’s prominent citizens resided, it because action centre for...

River Café, Calgary

Located in the middle of Prince’s Island Park, on the lagoon where the Bow River passes though downtown Calgary, River Café has featured “Seasonal Canadian Cuisine” since the mid-1990s.   Inspired by the natural setting of the Bow River Valley, the restaurant has the feel and nostalgic...

CHARCUT Roast House, Calgary

At CHARCUT, Calgary’s very meaty, very hot spot, there is no getting away from it –being a carnivore rules. It’s absolutely local, chef-driven cuisine.  Chef/Owners John Jackson and Connie DeSousa with co-owners Carrie Jackson and Jean Francois Beeroo have had their rotisserie...

The Wascana, Regina, Saskatchewan

When the nation watched Chef Milton Rebello (in the middle between Leo Pantel and Geoffrey Caswell-Murphy ) won the Canadian Culinary Championship known as Gold Medal Plates, we all knew that he was a culinary star in the making. The Wascana Country Club, itself a place itself of great history,...

Yellow Door Bistro, Calgary

At the same address as the Hotel Arts Raw Bar you’ll find a separate a second distinctive dining experience. Chef de Cuisine Quinn Staple creates heart-warming bistro-inspired cuisine but his stage at Alinea, Grant Achatz’s modernist three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Chicago, has also had...

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