CALGARY— Jessica Pelland, an award-winning chef from Calgary, will join the city’s most anticipated new restaurant, Charbar, set to open in the Simmons Building in the East Village.
“Calgary has made strides in the culinary scene in recent years, meaning tourists and locals alike are now constantly waiting to see what the next new thing is,” says chef Pelland. “At Charbar, we’re not cuisine or ingredient-specific, but our menu is inspired by a celebration of Western Canadian ingredients; from the ocean, prairies and local gardens.”
Menu offerings include fresh seafood at the extensive raw bar, ultra dry-aged Alberta beef grilled on custom-made Argentine wood-fire, and small vegetarian small plates, such as sourdough Fugazza with Roman broccoli, provoleta and roast peppers.
Chefs John Jackson and Connie DeSousa of Calgary-based Charcut Roast House are co-owners.