Cassis Bistro

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105, 2505 - 17 Ave. S.W.

Winner of 2012 Where to Dine Award. 

"Restaurateurs Gilles and Andrea Brassart and Dominique Moussu have created a bistro in the new Casel Marche that is as French as anything I’ve tasted this side of the Atlantic. It’s lively, loud, casual and rocks with an engaging blend of French technique and Canadian ingredients." John Gilchrist - Acclaimed food critic

Born near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France, owner/operator Gilles Brassart grew up in the kitchen surrounded by simple, fresh flavours and passion for food. After running two successful restaurant and bar projects in San Francisco, Gilles arrived in Calgary late in 2008. Welcoming his daughter Lola-Rose into the world that winter, another labour of love was in its infancy: Cassis, a warm, accessible approach to cuisine drawn straight from Gilles roots in the south of France.

Finding a kindred spirit in L'Epicerie executive chef Dominique Moussu, the philosophy and flavours of Cassis emerged. Authentic dishes inspired by the south of France and created with local, seasonal produce hand-selected daily from Market 17 next door. French and Canadian wines from J.Webb Wines carefully chosen to pair perfectly with Cassis Bistros approachable, delicious food dishes you will crave as soon as you leave. Warm, friendly service grounded in passion, not just for food and wine, but for nourishing people in all ways.

Chef Dominique Moussu, Cassis Bistro's Executive Chef and partner, hails from Brittany, France where he apprenticed at a Michelin star restaurant after graduating from the Brevet d'Etudes Professionelles. Moussou’s career took him all over Europe cooking in top luxury hotels including The Savoy in London. Moussou was also Executive Chef and Managing Partner at TEATRO in Calgary before opening L'Epicerie June 20th 2008.

In a perfect flourish of Gilles passions for food and family, his son Sébastien was born just as he prepared to open the doors to Cassis in early 2011.  The Brassart family welcomes you to our table bon appetit!

 

  • 100% Non-smoking
  • Bull Frog Power (100% green electricity)
  • Casual dining
  • Compost
  • Dinner Entree: $20 to $29
  • Eco-friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Group seating
  • Grow own produce
  • Licensed
  • Live entertainment
  • On-site parking
  • Organic produce
  • Recycle
  • Reservations recommended
  • Seasonal outdoor patio
  • Wheelchair access