Downtown Food with an Uptown Flair

I am constantly being amazed by the Calgary dining scene, it seems every week I discover great restaurants and Downtown Food Bistro is no exception.

Downtown Food Bistro is located on Stephen Avenues west end, 628 8 Ave SW. All I can say is yum, yum yum. I went for dinner on a Tuesday so it was a bit quiet when I arrived but the ambiance was cozy with an upscale modern feel.

Every course was scrumptious. I started off with duck ham and cheese, house cured and smoked duck prosclutto, duck confit garlic on house made baguette with honey, truffle and arugula – so delicious.

duck ham and cheese

My entrée was miso cured sablefish line caught from Vancouver Island, French lentils, shitake mushrooms, bok choy, and sake ginger sabayon and it was cooked to perfection.

miso cured sablefish

For dessert I top my meal off with the Chocolate Bombe, chocolate mousse, ginger sabayon, chili flake bark, cocoa Madeline, it was da bomb!

The service was top notch; my server Andrew was friendly, explained the menu and provided a level of service that Calgary foodies are coming to expect. What I also love is the rooftop garden where the restaurant sources its honey and over 40 different types of vegetables, herbs and fruits.

Downtown Food classifies itself as a seasonal restaurant, the menus changes regularly in order to offer their patrons ingredients at their best. Downtown Food makes everything in-house and supports local, organic and small producers.

Everything about this modern bistro exceeded my expectations; it is home to some of the most inventive food I have experienced in Calgary and the prices are reasonable for the quality of the food. I would absolutely recommend an evening out and putting Downtown Food as a restaurant to visit.

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