The Paisley Notebook Pop-Up, Kelowna

In spite of her apparent youth, Aman Dosanj is a veteran of the Kelowna food scene.  Her family had one of the most interesting restaurants that city’s ever seen. Poppadoms was pure Indian in style but pure Canadian in its ingredient choices. It was the go-to place for dinner for many of the...

Vendome Café, Calgary

The epitome of the saying  ‘high quality ingredients prepared simply, equals delicous’. The true statement describing the Teatro Group’s Vendome Cafe. Situated in the historic Vendome Block, the chef sources products from small producers and farms around southern Alberta and British...

RGE RD, Edmonton

Driven by a passion for Alberta’s terroir and abundance of quality produce, Chef Blair Lebsack’s philosophies around using local, healthful and ethical food was the foundation of his dream to build an urban gathering place where the farm dictates the menu. At the heart of Edmonton’s RGE RD (call...

Alforno, Calgary

Alforno is both an Italian ‘pasticceria’ and upscale casual restaurant. Located in one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in downtown Calgary, Alforno is a stone’s throw away from the Bow River pathway in Eau Claire. Originally conceived as the in-house bakery to provide fresh artisan bread and...

Deane House, Calgary

It’s been just over a year since 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...

SC Restaurant at River Cree Resort, Enoch, Alberta

For the past decade, Chef Shane Mederic Chartrand has been dreaming about how to express his First Nations identity through food and bring the beauty and excitement of Indigenous cooking to everyone who is interested—both in Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Canada. Shane and his...

Yellow Door Bistro, Calgary

“It’s been an incredible five years since we opened in 2013,” says Yellow Door Bistro’s original Chef de Cuisine Quinn Staple. Now Executive Chef, he sits at the helm of all food and beverage initiatives under the Hotel Arts Group umbrella. “We want people to continue to think of us for unique and...

Oxbow @ Hotel Arts Kensington, Calgary

On the banks of Calgary’s meandering Bow River, the elegant boutique Hotel Arts Kensington exudes the motto of Relais et Chateaux…comfort, calm and best of all in my books, cuisine. Their new restaurant, Oxbow, fits that respected organization with Canadian members like Langdon Hall,...

Foreign Concept, Calgary

Few restaurants in Calgary were so anticipated at Foreign Concept. The brain child of Duncan Ly, the feisty chef who struck out on his own after a highly successful stint at Hotel Arts, Foreign Concept burst onto the scene with Chef Jinhee Lee at the helm and Michael Nop. She promptly entered Gold...

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 have had their rotisserie and char-broiler custom built and if kitchen gear can be...