A little bit of France has come to Inglewood with the new Eden Bistro here in Calgary. The place and food spell out comfort, warm wooden chairs, small tables and great European style food. This is the perfect place to hang out on these cold Calgary nights.
Need to really get caught up posting some of the great food places I have got to visit in the past little while here in Calgary. Here are some photos from the new Oxbow Restaurant at the Kensington River Inn. The food is simply lovely and delicious being put together by Chef de Cuisine Sean Cutler. If you have a chance stop by and reward your taste buds. (Click on the photo for larger version)
By far my new favorite place in Calgary these days is the little wine bar, Bar Von Der Fels. The place has the feeling of stepping into a little wine bar in Paris, where it’s all about the great food and great wine. This is a small place in Calgary seating maybe 30 people, packed, but so worth it. Great atmosphere, incredibly tasty food and wonderful service, what else do you need. If you’re downtown check it out.
Had the pleasure to go photograph Nam, a great new Vietnamese Kitchen that opened a few months back here in Calgary for The Globe and Mail. The place feels like an upscale Vietnamese restaurant but eats and costs like a regular one. This is my kind of place, great hearty bowls of food at a good price, plus close to where I hang out downtown. It will be a regular spot for me.
We just finished spending few great days in sunny Palm Springs. Palm Springs has long been the playground of the Hollywood set, going back to Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and Frank Sinatra that used to hang out there. The place is still small, laid back and hip. Fantastic mid century shopping and architecture with splashes of great art all around. The days were perfect for some desert hiking and nights great for sipping wine on a patio, we love Palm Springs.
In late summer I was approached by ATB Agriculture and Village Beer to produce a short video on the making of a new beer they were going to produce this fall, called Village Gardener Beer. I set out to document 4 community gardens in Calgary, Alberta as they worked with their plots and produced some items to be used for the new special run beer. It was the longest video piece I have worked on taking almost 2 months from start to finish, including all the shooting, editing, creating music and colour grading the piece. It was a super fun and successful project, let me know what you think.