Duncan Ly Opens Mélo Eatery

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CALGARY — Acclaimed Canadian chef Duncan Ly has taken his first foray into French cuisine with his new restaurant Mélo Eatery.

The French cuisine restaurant is a contrast from the bold Asian flavours Ly has showcased throughout his career in the Canadian Culinary Championships, on Iron Chef Canada and in his restaurant Foreign Concept.

According to Eat North, Ly says he wants to insert a more playful attitude into his French cuisine — something that is not usually associated with the established and orderly European style.

Mélo offers a wide ranges of starters, salads and mains, such as the classic French dish, Steak Frites topped with a brandy peppercorn sauce ($27), or the flame-grilled steelhead trout accompanied by soy glaze, crème fraiche, green apple, cucumber, dill and potato dauphine ($27).

Mélo Eatery boasts an extensive wine list featuring more than 30 wines almost exclusively from France. In addition to the wine Mélo has a tight cocktail menu featuring classics like the Old Fashioned ($13) and Martini ($13).

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