A collection of the country's top chefs and culinary critics were charged with the task of casting their most critical eye on the nation's most notable -- and some lesser known -- restaurants to craft a list of the very best. It's an annual undertaking taken very seriously by its organizers, judges and the industry. Other media take note too. Here is some coverage (including the picture above) that appeared in the Huffington Post.
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Congratulations to Calgary and The Rockies winners of the 2014 Vancouver International Wine Festival Wine List of The Year.
Platinum: Cilantro and Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro
Gold: Deer Lodge, River Café, Vin Room Mission, Vin Room West
Silver: Buffalo Mountain Lodge
With Bar C, CHARCUT is happy to accept honourable mention accolades. Cheers to Matt LaRocque for tuning the list. Story here in the Vancouver Sun
The Chicago Tribune's Josh Noel took a trip through Calgary and came away with a culinary take on the city that may surprise people who've taken a while to visit. CHARCUT took the lead and upped its cred with this positive review from one of America's most-read travel journalists and culinary trendspotters, Noel. He writes:
"Among the reigning darlings of Calgary dining is ... Charcut which serves an ambitious menu of smart, modern comfort food. Its arugula and tuna conserva, served with shaved celery and lemon preserve, was tangy and bright, while the poutine was devilishly decadent. The steak cut, and preparation, changes regularly. And the pig's-head mortadella is the most complex and comforting cold cut imaginable. Throw in a clever cocktail list and sumptuous dessert menu, and you have a memorable evening. ."
Calgary's Jackson and DeSousa tapped as community leaders for international avant-garde culinary gathering and its new global online community in partnership with Tumblr. They welcome others chefs to join the movement.
CHARCUT Roast House makes Canada’s Top 50 Restaurants List by Maclean’s Magazine, inspiring gratitude and potential for fresh national collaborations. The venerable magazine’s new “Canada’s Best Restaurants” list places popular Calgary eatery and its co-chefs/co-owners, John Jackson and Connie DeSousa, in esteemed company.