Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Street Food in Calgary

Twenty years ago, City Palate magazine began publishing in Calgary. Last night, they celebrated with a really really long dinner party for 240 guests with "street food" prepared by restaurants on the street.
An elegant dinner table (well, 30 tables) down Calgary's Stephen Avenue pedestrian street.

Oysters from Catch & the Oyster Bar. A bit of surf on our turf!

Elk, foie gras and dried cherry wellingtons topped with gorgeous purple beet sprouts from Trib Steakhouse.

 
Veal sweetbreads wrapped in bacon with plenty of wild mushrooms from The Belvedere. 

Mayor Naheed Nenshi takes a moment out of a city council meeting to greet the crowd.

Beautiful seared tuna with grilled polenta from Blink.

Wandering band the Pollyjesters jesting for the camera.

Finally, that famous Alberta beef! Slow roasted beef and roasted veg with the cutest little potato puffs from Divino.

Dessert from Teatro - just the right bite to end a wonderful meal.
 
Thank you to Tourism Calgary for sponsoring my place at the table, to City Palate magazine on its 20th year and to the restaurants who provided the best street food any street could offer! 

1 comment:

A Canadian Foodie said...

Wonderful to meet you here, Amy Jo!
:)
Valerie