Although mambo 'taliano's mustard-yellow awning calls the eatery a "ristorante and piano bar," it's difficult to say which aspect has more influence. The chefs fully commit to the menu of traditional Italian staples by rolling pastas, curing Alaskan salmon, and making fresh mozzarella in-house. These sorts of touches add a homespun quality to dishes such as the spaghetti with pancetta and pecorino romano cheese, and the thin-pounded veal milanese with arugula and cherry tomatoes. To help prime palates, the appetizer selection features everything from marinated Sicilian olives to a shareable antipasto platter with cured meats and roasted vegetables. The aromatic herbs and the sight of diners enjoying meals at the outdoor patio help attract passersby, but so does the sound of live jazz emanating from the dining room. Solo pianists and ensembles aim to entertain patrons with soothing background melodies. Coupled with the sounds of spirited conversations, these performances help create a lively atmosphere where diners can comfortably enjoy a casual meal, a glass of wine, or an impromptu dance off.
A native of Lyon, France, the eponymous chef and proprietor of Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate crafts her sweets from scratch daily using traditional Gallic techniques. As she works, the shop's pristine white countertops populate with flaky croissants, artisanal chocolate truffles, and delicate macaroons in flavours such as pistachio, earl grey, and passion fruit. Colourful boxes or cellophane wrappers prepare dainty treats for gifting, and savoury options including quiche and pâté sate lunchtime appetites. In addition, cooking classes summon patrons into Chef Sandrine's kitchen to learn such culinary skills as how to summon the fire-breathing dragon that caramelizes the top of every crème brûlée.
A chain of restaurants founded in 1952, Fatburger?s team of skilled grillsmiths tirelessly bustles about kitchens across the continent whipping up platefuls of fresh, cooked-to-order diner fare. Upon receiving each patron?s order, chefs spring into action meticulously preparing feasts from the finest of ingredients including AAA Alberta beef, hand-picked produce, and cholesterol-free oil. Frozen treat specialists plunge scoops into ice cream containers, extracting creamy orbs to be transformed into milkshakes so old fashioned that they only enter the straw after donning a set of pearls. Fostering an authentic atmosphere, each Fatburger location features retro decor and enforces a strict poodle-skirt-only dress code for all diners.
Globe Cafe & Tapas Bar's Executive Chef Gordon Spear packs his menu’s pages with shareable plates of global fusion cuisine that have won favourable media attention from publications such as Eat Drink Magazine and Savour Magazine. Lauded by Eat Drink Magazine as "creating a taste sensation with each individual dish," the kitchen whips up veggie, gluten-free, and meat tapas such as lamb korma meatballs and sun-dried tomato olive bruschetta. To cap off a day spent speeding down the slopes or hiding from roving gangs of snowshoers, diners can pair their meals with Caffè Umbria coffee, signature cocktails, and local and international wines.
Rusty's Steakhouse has all the ingredients of the quintessential sports lounge: flat-screen TVs, a menu of hearty steak-house food, beautiful waitresses, and a lager that can only be served in a Stanley Cup. Servers bustle among the intimate booths, cushy armchairs, and 14 pool tables, bearing meat-laden plates along with glasses of specialty cocktails and fine wines. Bright lights and glimmering screens spotlight a variety of special events, such as karaoke nights and Retro Rock Trivia.
The four cake specialists at Cupcasions know that every important event is more memorable with cake. Their expertise in crafting gourmet cupcakes and cakes in more than 10 flavours, such as boston cream and orange creamsicle, has enhanced celebrations such as birthdays, retirement parties, and alien abductions. Having customized more than 500 wedding cakes and wedding cupcakes, the kitchen is happy to personalize orders for the big day.