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Brasserie Kensington (Calgary)

alau2 Feb 22, 2011 11:10 AM

Was perusing the list of restaurants in this year's Dine Out Calgary (March 4-14) and noticed Brasserie Kensington on there http://www.calgarydowntown.com/the-bi.... It's the new place above Winebar that used to be an interior decorating office run by the same owners of Muse, Winebar and AKA Bistro.

Judging from the sample menus, it's going to be meat heavy.

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    johnjohnson78 RE: alau2 Mar 8, 2011 01:10 PM

    I'm going to check this place out asap. I'd love it for Calgary to have a proper brasserie. Quite a bit of potential here.....

    Anyone been yet?

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      TSAW RE: johnjohnson78 Mar 8, 2011 01:31 PM

      I dropped in for a cocktail on Saturday, we only had bar snacks. The martinis were excellent. The vodka used was something I'd never heard of... "Buffalo Grass" I think they said. We sat up at the kitchen bar and chatted with the owner, he mentioned they are open for Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays too. The food looked fantastic. The poutine portion was very large (at least twice the size of Charcut). It was not even 7pm and the place was packed.

      I think I'll be going back to check it out. I would also like to hear more from other Chowfriends on this place..

      1. re: TSAW
        alau2 RE: TSAW Mar 10, 2011 08:07 AM

        I just posted about it on my blog but we only went for lunch. I think the vodka is bison grass. A slightly sweet vodka common in Poland. Zubrowska is the kind I've been able to buy in Calgary liquor stores.

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          josey124 RE: alau2 Mar 10, 2011 08:46 AM

          Great stuff! The Zubrowska I mean. Try mixing it with unfiltered apple juice. Tastes like apple strudel.

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            TSAW RE: josey124 Mar 10, 2011 01:38 PM

            I swore it tasted like cinnamon. My dates said I was nuts. I am thinking maybe I'm not!

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              alau2 RE: TSAW Mar 11, 2011 07:04 AM

              Maybe you had a few too many vodkas? Hee hee. I always think it tastes faintly of vanilla...

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                josey124 RE: TSAW Mar 11, 2011 08:07 AM

                Cinnamon! I agree especially with the apple juice :-)

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