Guess Who!? Why, it’s the Calgary Elites! Finger foods, cocktail and a jovial game of guess who rounded out a night done right for our first Elite party of 2012!
Elites were welcomed into a dimly lit, romantic interior in this globally-inspired tapas joint, complete with photos of the Horses of Sable Island adorning the walls. Evening eats from Chef Collin Penttinen included West Coast oysters & accompaniments, braised Springcreek beef & shitake mushroom perogies, lamb chorizo and lamb olive sausages, green lentil hummus and sun dried tomatoes and red and golden beet with yogurt cream and lemon preserve. Dan D dotes, “I could have eaten like a million perogies. I woke up this morning thinking about horseradish.” Meanwhile, Kate B notes, “The oyster bar was really unique and an awesome opportunity to interact with the chef. He is totally personable, approachable and I found it refreshing that he was front and centre and interacting with us at the event.”
While awesome eats made the rounds, Laura R contends the bevies were “amazing. The bar tender took so much care putting them together. I noticed him pre-chilling the glasses with ice water, and delicately slicing the pears.” And Tiffany N teases, “The Bullflower martini with elderflower juice reminded me of the Sound of Music with every sip.” An especial thanks to St Germain Elderflower Liqueur and Bulldog Gin for helping those drinks flow all night long.
“I will be back here for other food fare for sure as I was so impressed with the low lighting, decor and intimacy of this restaurant. A sure-fire date night place and mingling spot.” You said it, Janna L!
Our awesome-sauce party pics are courtesy of Ted from The Mou Studio.