Charpop - Calgary
- TSAW Jan 5, 2012 06:22 PM
Have other Chowhounders heard about Charpop? Calgary's first pop up restaurant. The mystery is killing me!! I want to go, but scared because they are releasing very little specifics. Any inside info out there, Chowfriends?
I'm always interested in hearing about and trying new restaurants in Calgary but the exclusivity and mystery behind this one seems really pretentious to me. There hasn't even been any info about what kind of FOOD will be served... isn't that why we go to restaurants to eat? I don't know... it just seems strange to me.
the write up said '...from foie gras and sausage to beef tongue and brioche'. So I guess it gives you some idea. I am also making assumptions on the food based on the chefs' typical style . But I fear the unknown and being dissapointed. The whole concept is very strange really but it is peaking my interest for some reason.
It's interesting watching trends make their way to Calgary. Food trucks I understand and with the mild winter we've had so far they seem to be doing alright. Pop up restaurants? Meh... sorry, that one never resonated with me. Is it more about the event itself than the food? What if I like the food? Are they trying to promote the big restaurant by the buzz of the pop up? I'll pass, although I'm sure they'll have no problem filling seats.
I think it's a great idea. It's something new and different and more of an experience than just dining out. The mystery of it all is half the fun.
I love Charcut and I love Aviv's stuff so I have no doubt that whatever menu they come up with will be stellar.
I e-mailed in to get a reservation, as I thought it sounds like a great idea. I don't care what's on the menu, I go to eat good food, regardless what it is, and to be treated by talented chefs.
The pop-up restaurant seems like a different idea, but hey, it's giving me a reason/excuse to get out with my wife and some good friends of ours, which it seems in these days are few and far between.
I'll be sure to post how it is.