charbar, Calgary

There are few things I find as exciting as watching the evolution of a restaurant team like that at CharCut and how they dream in such a large scale.  To most anyone else, the old Simmons building would be just too much to tackle. But not for Connie DeSousa and John Jackson.  This seriously...

VG @ The Fairmont, Winnipeg

Located in the heart of Downtown Winnipeg, in the Fairmont Winnipeg, the VG Restaurant offers contemporary Manitoban fare using fresh, locally sourced produce and ingredients. The Fairmont Winnipeg is the city’s only luxury hotel with 340 luxuriously appointed rooms, 19,000 square feet of stylish...

The Guild, Calgary

Calgary is such a new and modern city that older buildings are truly treasured. The original Hudson’s Bay is one of them and it’s now the home of Oliver and Bonacini’s The Guild Restaurant.  It’s the first real foray outside of Ontario for the super-talented O&B team, a...

Sidewalk Citizen Bakery, Calgary

Baker Aviv Fried has a fantastic story, self-propelled with great good humour.   Self-taught at the start (after a Masters level degree in Bio-medical engineering), he trained in Vermont at King Arthurs Flour with Jeffery Hamelman and in Paris with the famed sourdough bakery, Jean- Luc Poujauran....

Pig roast on our sidewalk!

Smack in the middle of summer, Canadian chefs make culinary hay on Canada Food Day — a national celebration where local ingredients inspire local chefs from coast to coast. Victor Restaurant Chef David Chrystian is visiting CHARCUT in Calgary from Toronto for the event to collaborate in the...