Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Calgary Trip Day 1!

     Ever since moving to Edmonton, I've visited Calgary several times. However, every time I've gone I've always visited and eaten at the same places! Since I wasn't able to go away for Christmas, I decided that I would head down to Calgary and treat it as a vacation. So, that was my intention, to "eat" my way around Calgary as if I was tourist! Everything we did had to be unique! Of course, most of the places we went to focused heavily on food! Most of the research we did was done the day of as we didn't have much time to research before going. So, here are some quick highlights of where we went.
     First stop upon arriving in Calgary shortly after 2pm was FARM on 17 Ave. I had just read about it earlier that day, so I was happy to have a chance to try it out. Everything at FARM is sourced from local farmers. They even have a beautiful map in their washroom depicting where all the different farmers are around FARM and what they purchase from the farmers.  
     Definitely a great way to start our food adventures in Calgary. The chabichou du Poitou was a great recommendation from our waitress. It was a firm goat cheese which worked nicely with the accompanying shaved radish & toasted baguette. The soup of the day was equally satisfying with crunchy croutons and a bit of spice. Most of all, I loved my brioche french toast topped with apples & fresh cream. One selection of cheese was $5.50, the soup was around $8 and the french toast around $13. 
    While we were sitting there, I remember commenting to Dan that we should get some coffee later. The next thing I know, the guy next to our table recommends a great coffee shop around the corner. So, that is where we headed next (after some walking of course!). The place we were directed to was Cafe Beano which really is right around the corner from FARM
Super huge mocha to stay @ Cafe Beano (aprox $3.75).
Look at the size of it! I think there were several shots of espresso in this!

After reading a bit, we looked up some restaurants on twitter, food blogs & the Avenue Calgary's best restaurant guide. We finally settled on Globefish Sushi & Izakaya at their Kensington location. 
Salmon lover's roll with salmon, salmon skin & lettuce with with smoked salmon ($9.95)
Vancouver roll with fresh tuna, mango, salmon & avocado ($8.25)
Tuna Katsu: albacore tuna which is lightly deep fried with
avocado & tobiko and ponzu sauce ($10.95)
mm..Can't remember name of this one.
It was cucumber, salmon & tuna sashimi wrapped in what felt like
the wrapping in those clear Vietnamese springrolls and peanut
tasting sauce. A bit of an odd combination truthfully.
 Regardless, a great day for food adventures in Calgary. The Calgary Avenue was a great help to figuring out where to eat in Calgary for our first day of food touristing in Calgary. 


FARM
1006-17 Ave SW.
Calgary, AB
403-245-2276
www.farm-restaurant.com
Farm on Urbanspoon


Cafe Beano
1613 9 St. SW.
Calgary, AB
Mon - Wed 6am - 11pm
Thu - Fri 6am - midnight
Sat 7am - midnight
Sun 7am - 11pm

http://caffebeano.ca/
Caffe Beano on Urbanspoon


Globefish Sushi & Izakaya - Kensington
332- 14 St. NW.
Calgary, AB.
403-521-0222

Monday - Friday: Lunch 11:30am - 2:00pm, Dinner 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays : Lunch 12:00pm - 2:30pm, Dinner 5:00pm - 9:30pm

http://www.globefish.ca/index.asp
Globefish Sushi and Izakaya (Kensington) on Urbanspoon

1 comment:

  1. FARM is such an awesome restaurant-very accommodating of food allergies... And the wine list rocks!

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