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Long-Established Restaurants

By Linda Garson 70 new places to eat and drink opened in Calgary alone last year – it was an amazing year for foodies, lovers of wine, beer, cocktails, tea and coffee – you could have tried somewhere new every week and still not have visited them all. And there’s more...

Drinks of the Week

With credit card statements arriving any day soon, here are three very different red wines from different countries that share one thing – good value!  Paul Jaboulet Ainé Cotes-du-Rhone Biographie 2015, Tain l’Hermitage, Rhone Valley, France  Warm berry aromas greet...

Open That Bottle: Ivonne Martinez

By Linda Garson Photography by Ingrid Kuenzel Before privatization, Alberta had 209 liquor stores and about 2,000 products available, but now 25 years later, we have over 1,500 liquor stores, and about 25,000 products that any store can order. “Privatization has been...

Beverage Trends 2019

By Tom Firth and Linda Garson What's to come on the beverage scene in 2019? Will it be a continuation of the trends we’ve seen this year and last, or will we see some new and dynamic trends emerge? First off, local craft spirits are here to stay. But several years on...

Chefs Tips: Decadent Desserts

By Anna BrooksPhotography by Ingrid Kuenzel and Dong Kim It’s holiday season, which means it’s the time of year to unabashedly indulge in desserts. The crisp crunch of gingerbread, the warm spice of a freshly baked fruitcake… there’s nothing more comforting than home...

Stocking Stuffers

Little gifts are a wonderful way to show the people around you that you care about them without requiring you to go on a spending spree. If you are looking for a cute little gift for the foodie in your life, look no further.   Sabonete How cool and cute is this - a...

Recipes

Warming Whiskey Cocktails

By Linda GarsonPhotography by Ingrid Kuenzel It’s chilly out there and we’re entertaining, so it’s the perfect time to do things a little differently, to try something new - and impress our family and friends too. This month, we asked two Alberta restaurants known for...

Raspberry Financiers

Recipe courtesy of Jinnee Lu, Reinette Café & Patisserie  Some french desserts can feel fussy and unapproachable, but these mini raspberry almond cakes are a great place to start- light and moist with a crisp exterior, and packed with flavor....

Chocolate Tart

Recipe courtesy of Benjamin Griffon, Espresso Café  This dessert uses few ingredients, so quality of the chocolate and attention to detail really matter on this recipe. You can always jazz up this dessert with decorations like edible gold foil or chocolate truffle...

Orange Spiced Madeleines

Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Stang, La Boule Patisserie & Bakery Try this delicious cardamom twist on a classic! If any of your madeleines don't come out just right, just remember: a little icing or a dusting of icing sugar can go a long way towards hiding blemishes....

Smoked Barbecue Brisket

Recipe courtesy of Cole Glendinning, Flower & Wolf You’ll want leftovers, but Glendinning’s recipe for these bite-sized briskets will be gone in seconds! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:466]

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