Hotel Arts Raw Bar, Calgary

Raw Bar is not a secret, but it feels like one. Serving Pan-Asian cuisine with an exceptional cocktail menu, Raw Bar is set in an intimate yet lively space in the heart of downtown Calgary. Located at Hotel Arts, Raw Bar exudes sophistication, modernity and great taste from the menu to the finely...

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...

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...

Anju, Calgary

Defining Canadian cuisine, for me, is easy.  It’s one word…”possibilities”.  As food travels from region to region, as immigration patterns evolve, so does our food culture.  And with that, comes the challenge for agricultural production.  Anju is a terrific example of how...

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...

The COUP – Ethical Vegetarian, Calgary

If there is one massive success story that frames the local food movement in every region of Canada, it’s how the chefs who’ve subscribed to it have helped producers build capacity.  If we build it, they will come; and it has taken decades of incredible tenacity. Ingredients that we...

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...

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...

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...

Alloy, Calgary

From the glass enclosed wine room to the white leather banquettes, Alloy’s Chef/Owners Rogelio Herrera and Uri Heilik have designed a restaurant with great style.  Their menus are beautifully written, full of the colourful culinary influences of their Mediterranean and Latin heritages, and...