Open That Bottle: Darren Maclean

Open That Bottle: Darren Maclean

“I love Asian food, period. It’s the food I grew up eating with my neighbours. People think of terroir as the taste of place, but terroir is heavily influenced by the people who settled there,” says Darren Maclean, chef/owner of Shokunin. Born in Innisfail,...
Off The Menu: Carrot Cake With White Chocolate Caramel

Off The Menu: Carrot Cake With White Chocolate Caramel

We love receiving your requests for recipes from your favourite restaurants in Alberta, but we weren’t sure if we’d be able to help when Kris M wrote: “Would you be able to find a certain recipe? My partner and I loved a restaurant in Calgary called Il Sogno. It...
Open That Bottle: Bill Robinson

Open That Bottle: Bill Robinson

“People are drinking slightly less beer and spirits, consumption rates are down, but they’re also drinking tastier things. They’re looking for quality over quantity, which is a very healthy choice,” says Bill Robinson, president of Alberta Beer Festivals...
Craft Cider: A Revival…

Craft Cider: A Revival…

by Linda Garson and Tom Firth Now Alberta has become firmly established as an ideal location for breweries and distillers, what’s next for our province’s local beverages? Could it be cideries? Cider can be made in any brewery from bought apple juice, or brewed under...
Open That Bottle: Gino Marghella

Open That Bottle: Gino Marghella

“Saturday we got married. Sunday, Italy won the World Cup, then Monday we opened up the Southside store. 2006 was a great year,” says Gino Marghella, General Manager of the Italian Centre Shops. In true romantic Italian style, his mom went to Italy on vacation, fell...

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