“Calgary’s stories are legion and restaurateur Sal Howell is one of the Prairie’s finest culinary chroniclers. On the menus of her two restaurants, River Café and Deane House, she paints a loving picture of this low slung Prairie city with its deep connection to the food-scape that is the essence of western Canada.”
Calgary’s Deane House launches monthly Sunday Supper Club series.
Chef Jamie Harling launches pop-up dinner series while shining light on important food issues.
“This carefully crafted educational pop-up dinner series brings Calgary’s chefs closer together while drawing attention to some of the world’s major food issues (sustainable seafood consumption and excessive food waste) in style. Each dinner will see a different guest chef, who will be working closely with Harling in the kitchen on all the courses.”
"...Deane House maintains this exquisite attention to detail throughout its menu, on which many items feature fresh herbs, vegetables, and edible flowers from the House’s own garden. A smoked red lentil hummus provides a creamy counterpoint to the vinegary snap of pickled carrots and crunch of farro wafers—plated, it’s a beautiful medley of orange hues. Lamb tartar from Alberta’s Driview Farms features pickled mustard seed and house-cut potato chips, while, on a recent visit, a bowl of silky corn grits topped with pickled shrimp and a soft poached egg proved the perfect patio lunch with a local Albertan beer (they have several on tap)."
"Executive chef Jamie Harling’s offerings are largely centred around sustainable and locally sourced ingredients that pay homage to his own ideas about food, as well as the provenance of the building itself. “I’ve been calling it contemporary Canadian cuisine,” Harling says of his menu, which he tweaks regularly to incorporate in-season produce. “The big thing is celebrating ingredients at their peak and celebrating the here-and-now. You’re not going to see asparagus here in February.”
"If a restaurant conceived by acclaimed restaurateur Sal Howell, with a menu created by chef Jamie Harling, wasn’t anything less than superb, I would have been sorrowfully disappointed. Lucky, there isn’t much to nitpick about when it comes to dining at what is currently one of the most buzzworthy restaurants in Calgary."
Bison and Breweries: Why You Should Eat Your Way Through Alberta, Canada
"First, make your way to the Deane House, located in a redesigned heritage home where vintage Canadian novels line the bookshelves. Helming the kitchen is chef Jamie Harling, serving up savory local fare like the 7K Ranch Longhorn Beef Tartare with charred cabbage, Heritage Harvest Emmer, and juniper vinegar."
"Get ready for the feast to end all Canadian feasts at the newly opened Deane House. The space has been lovingly converted from a wonderful historic building into a maze of quaint dining rooms and intimate nooks."