It's been an amazing year for #yegfood. For the first time ever Edmonton had three restaurants in enRoute Magazine's Top 10 New Canadian Restaurant list. Edmonton has had only two other restaurants place, Corso 32 in 2011 and Rge Rd in 2014.
Last week I finally had a chance to visit our chefs and congratulate them on their wins. That's right, two of Edmonton's Top 10 serve Vesta Gardens veggies!
Cafe Linnea placed 6th and the restaurant has been extra busy ever since. Chefs Kelsey and Fillie graciously took time away from the kitchen for a quick celebratory photo op (it's ok, I brought potatoes with me).
Whether you go for brunch, dinner or high tea you won't be disappointed. I can sometimes be found there around dinner time, sitting a the bar with pork croquettes and a glass of apple cider.
It was only the sixth ever dinner service of Alder Room when the enRoute reviewer sat at Ben's bar. To anyone who's run a kitchen (or really any business) you know that it takes time to iron out the details for the service and food to run smoothly and be top notch. Blows my mind every time I think about it. Months later I can only imagine what that reviewer would think (and how much higher on the list it might have placed).
Alder Room works on pre-purchased tickets for your meal and you can book for the short menu matinée ($100/person + drinks) or full menu evening ($160/person + drinks).
Go before the Manitoba Maple syrup is gone!