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Salutes & Shout Outs… March 2018

Salutes & Shout Outs… March 2018

With a focus on carefully chosen wine, Japanese whiskey, and eclectic gins, Blink owner and wine aficionado, Leslie Echino, has realised a long-time dream opening Bar Annabelle. It’s a stylish (but Echino insists, not trendy) 20-seat space, with oak panelling and...

Why aren’t you drinking this?! Feb 26

Why aren’t you drinking this?! Feb 26

Cotswolds Dry Gin Set in what is widely acclaimed to be the most beautiful and picturesque area of England, the highly awarded Costwolds Distillery brings us their bright, small batch, handmade dry gin (yes, they peel the citrus fruit by hand!). You’ll immediately...

Chef’s Tips: Braising

Chef’s Tips: Braising

The holidays are over, the New Year is here and now it’s time to hunker down and hibernate. Low and slow, braising is the ultimate technique for making those rich dishes that fuel us through the cold months. Yielding large portions perfect for freezing and reheating,...

We’re Drinking Pink This Valentine’s Day!

We’re Drinking Pink This Valentine’s Day!

Have you already chosen your Valentine’s Wine this year? It’s still so chilly out there, and if you're thinking of staying in for a romantic dinner or a take out to eat at home, there can’t be anything more romantic than rosé sparkling or still wine. We’re very lucky...

Crazy for Cacao: How Alberta Does Chocolate Differently

Crazy for Cacao: How Alberta Does Chocolate Differently

There’s a resurgence happening in the world of chocolate, a changing of the guard as it were, and it’s making for an extraordinarily exciting scene right here in Alberta. While old school chocolatiers will never truly go out of style, they’re now up against more and...

Why aren’t you eating this?! Feb 5

Why aren’t you eating this?! Feb 5

Chai Pani The menu at the brand new Chai Pani is such great value that we just want to work our way through it, and bring all the flavourful Indian dishes back to eat at home. Three veggie (or meat) samosas, unusually for Calgary, are topped with green and tamarind...

Valentine’s Dinner: Quick Recommendations

Valentine’s Dinner: Quick Recommendations

According to 2017 Valentine’s Day dining data, OpenTable has seen that Valentine’s Day reservations are made on average 11 days in advance of the holiday. That being said, you still got time to book your reservations! You just have to hurry! Other Valentine's Day data...

Salutes & Shout Outs… Jan/Feb 2018

Salutes & Shout Outs… Jan/Feb 2018

Edmonton has a new and unique dining experience! Rutherford House, the 1911 home for almost 40 years to Alberta’s first premier, Alexander Cameron Rutherford, opened as a historic site in 1973, and now you can dine there too in the new Vintage Fork restaurant. Open...

Why aren’t you drinking this?! Jan 30

Why aren’t you drinking this?! Jan 30

Buena Vista Vinicultural Society North Coast Chardonnay 2015, Sonoma, California There’s a delicious lemon curd nose to this chardonnay when giving your glass a swirl, and also a little toastiness underneath. On the palate it's a crisp wine that you can chill quite a...

Calgary restaurants turning 30+ years old this year

Calgary restaurants turning 30+ years old this year

70 new places to eat and drink opened in Calgary 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 to come; we know of...

Calgary restaurants turning 20+ years old this year

Calgary restaurants turning 20+ years old this year

70 new places to eat and drink opened in Calgary 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 to come; we know of...

Calgary restaurants turning 10+ years old this year

Calgary restaurants turning 10+ years old this year

70 new places to eat and drink opened in Calgary 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 to come; we know of...

Why aren’t you eating this?! Jan 22

Why aren’t you eating this?! Jan 22

Rodney’s Oyster House After all the indulgences over the holidays, I’m thrilled to find so many delicious but lighter dishes on menus for lunch this week. I couldn’t decide what to choose at Rodney’s until I saw the dishes brought to the table next to me – and then I...

Jan/Feb Cover: Behind The Scenes

Jan/Feb Cover: Behind The Scenes

As the mastermind behind our Jan/Feb cover, our friend Jeremy Fokkens (jeremyfokkens.com) takes us behind the scenes as he shoots this delicious chocolaty cover!

Hot chocolate, meet alcohol

Hot chocolate, meet alcohol

For many Canadians, hot chocolate brings back childhood memories of skating and making snowmen, but now we’re grown up it’s the perfect spiked drink for our Netflix binge and outdoors. Two Alberta chefs and mixologists have shared their delicious recipes here for us...

Sweet Treats To Make Over The Holiday Break

Sweet Treats To Make Over The Holiday Break

I suspect that December is my favourite time of year to get into my kitchen and bake because I can gift all the goodies to my friends and family after trying out the tidbits myself. There’s nothing better than baking up a few dozen cookies, satiating your sweet tooth...

Chefs Tips and Tricks: Working With Puff Pastry

Chefs Tips and Tricks: Working With Puff Pastry

Whether it’s the cold, the holidays or you’ve finally accepted the winter weight that mysteriously appears around your midriff during the chilliest months of the year, December is a time to indulge.   And what’s more indulgent than a puff...

Cookbook Review: Lure by Ned Bell

Cookbook Review: Lure by Ned Bell

Caveat: I love fish and have been lucky enough to eat fish my whole life, so any book heralding fish is good for me.    30 years ago we didn’t know that there was, or could be, a problem with sustainability of any species. As worldwide consumption of fish has...

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