Hot Dining

Calgary's favourite gourmand, John Gilchrist, shares some of his hot food finds in Calgary. 

Editor’s Pick: Home Sweet Home

The historic sandstone building that housed Ashdown’s Hardware for 80 years has been re-born as Calgary’s latest tasting room: Home. With small portions of contemporary Canadian cuisine meant for sharing—think rock crab ravioli with corn emulsion or bison tartar with truffle aioli—Home combines the rustic history of Stephen Avenue with cutting-edge cuisine. Which begs the question: “Is there no place like Home?” 110 Stephen Ave SW, 403-262-8100.

Editor’s Pick: Creative Korean

Tempting Cream Puffs from Cruffs
Tempting Cream Puffs from Cruffs

A new menu at Anju, one of Calgary’s most creative restaurants, melds the traditions of Korea with the latest global trends. Chef/owner Roy Oh grills lamb chops that have marinated in gochujang (fermented hot pepper paste) and glazes seabass with den jang (soybean paste) to create lively, innovative dishes. 507 - 10 St SW, 403-532-9419.

Dream Puffs

Try gourmet cream puffs at Cruffs, run by a pair of Indonesian brothers inspired by the Dutch-influenced food of their youth. The cream puffs come with six filling flavours from chocolate to lemon. And if you like your sweets rolled, try their delectable panekoeks. 2312 - 4 St SW, 403-453-1134.