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Bacon - Edmonton

llkerr Sep 10, 2008 04:55 PM

I heard that Bacon in Edmonton has closed. Does anyone have any details? Although I don't live in Edmonton anymore, it had been on my list of places to try.

  1. EdiblePrairieJennifer Oct 17, 2008 02:18 PM

    I just got a press release from Culina Highlands (formerly Bacon). I know the space has had a very stylish revamp thanks to Cindy's husband Geoff Lilge, and I'm told the menu will retain some some of Bacon's favorites. I haven't been but I thought Edm Chowhounders would want the info right away. I can't seem to find a website for the place yet though....Jennifer

    Culina Highlands is now open in Edmonton in historic Highlands, a culinary collaboration between siblings Cindy Lazarenko (co-founder of Bacon) and Brad Lazarenko (founder of Culina Mill Creek).

    The menu will feature rustic modern dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients. Seating capacity has been expanded and we will be able to accommodate up to 32 comfortably. The restaurant will feature a collection of prints from Edmonton printmaker Ian Craig. In the upcoming weeks,an ‘Artist Dinner’ will be hosted by the artist, who will choose the cocktails and music and will consult on the 4-course meal and accompanying wine.

    goat cheese wrapped in phyllo with lemon-garlic braised white beans and fresh greens

    portabello mushroom baked with wild rice, served with spiced root vegetables and fresh greens

    kalyna platter pyrohy with sour cream, bacon gremolata, grilled kubassa and lazy cabbage rolls

    sautéed wild spring salmon with spicy dill-beet salsa and sour cream

    tomato-garlic braised alberta bison short ribs with mushroom cream and culina hash

    roasted Alberta pork tenderloin with nachynka, marinated onions and pan jus

    roasted free-range chicken breast with garlic mustard sauce, buttermilk biscuits and cranberry chutney

    Located at : 6509-112 avenue, Edmonton
    Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    Reservations : 780.477.2422
    Facebook group : Culina Café

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    1. re: EdiblePrairieJennifer
      chefathome Oct 21, 2008 03:44 PM

      Thank you so much for this information! We are going to Edmonton this week and plan to go there for dinner.

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      itwillmakeaturd Sep 22, 2008 03:43 PM

      It is reopening after renovations as Culina Highlands, operated by one of the previous owners and her husband - Cindy Lazarenko and Geoff Lilge - under the guidance of Brad Lazarenko of Culina. The menu will be a mix of Bacon and Culina.

      I hope it's an improvement; Bacon made me sad. See my username for a full summary of my thoughts towards it.

      4 Replies
      1. re: itwillmakeaturd
        ihatepickyeaters Sep 22, 2008 09:49 PM

        in the same location?

        1. re: itwillmakeaturd
          Bob Mac Sep 23, 2008 05:42 AM

          That is interesting...Brad Lazarenko certainly does get involved..Passa Tempo in the Okanagan winery, the wine bar in Nelson and perhaps another restaurant in the southern Okanagan....

          1. re: itwillmakeaturd
            kazzy Sep 23, 2008 09:56 AM

            Bumper teaser article is up on EdmontonJournal.com today:

            1. re: kazzy
              taiphun Sep 24, 2008 07:32 AM

              Here's another article:

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            pengcast Sep 11, 2008 09:32 AM

            Sadly, it is true. Bacon is gone for now.

            I just called and the message says they are shut down as off Sept 9. I was just in there last week and no one said anything. I know there have been issues with landlord and other tenants.

            The message says they plan to find another location but they are done for now.

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            1. re: pengcast
              cleopatra999 Sep 11, 2008 11:18 AM

              very sad indeed, that place was great. I went a couple times for breakfast and once for dinner, would have really enjoyed getting out there for dinner again.

              1. re: cleopatra999
                Dan G Sep 15, 2008 08:12 AM

                Damn. Their pulled pork tacos were the best appetizer in the city.

            2. Bryn Sep 10, 2008 05:26 PM

              Their website isn't working (eatatbacon.com).

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              1. re: Bryn
                rob1234 Sep 11, 2008 09:17 AM

                Their blog is still up http://baconrestaurant.blogspot.com/. That would suck if they closed. I only got to try it once.

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