|Meeting Connie DeSousa|
|Pigs Head Mortadella, Raclette Cheese and Brioche|
The menu is a bit daunting as everything looked delicious. Before we had a chance to really decide, Connie brought out a gift of raclette, brioche and pigs head mortadella, knowing from all my Twitter chatter I’d been dying to try these items. The raclette cheese was mild tasting, oozy deliciousness, perfectly paired with warm, soft brioche, the smell of which immediately wafted up once set on the table.
|Bone Marrow the size of Moo|
Next up was the duck fat poutine, with every morsel smothered in gravy and the distinct truffle oil smell wafting up at you, it’ll take all your restraint not to shove your fork in and have it all to yourself. The flavor of the truffle oil and the duck fat elevate the lowly poutine to a whole other level.
The bone marrow they serve is not a dainty piece that can often be found at other restaurants. Instead, you’re presented with a massive bone (it was the size of Moo!), served au gratin with escargot. The humans enjoyed it with crispy pieces of bread serving as merely a vehicle, allowing the delicate flavor to be the star. Plump, tender and succulent escargot are just the icing on this cake.
|So much food|
The whole trout is fork tender and its natural flavors shine through brightly. The humans said the flat iron steak was beautifully medium rare, tender, and moist with just a hint of acidity from the chimi churri sauce.
|Varholna Hot Chocolate|
We ended the meal in a definitive food coma, happily over stuffed with moolicious food. Charcut is a must visit if you’re in Calgary, with amoozing food, genuinely friendly kitchen and serving staff, a lively atmosphere, all at a reasonable price.
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Charcut Roast House
899 Centre Street South