Calgary’s Creative Restaurants Group, which is known for its collection of Italian eateries including Bonterra Trattoria and Posto Pizzeria & Bar, has launched the city’s newest French concept, Parc Café and Brasserie. The 120-seat spot invites guests to nosh on traditional fare including duck l’Orange ($31) Foie Gras Torchon ($22) and Tarte Flambée ($14) inside its front lounge, central bar or main dining room, honing a Parisian feel with black-and-white tiles, low hanging lights and bentwood bistro chairs. Executive chef Brian Diamond and corporate chef Glen Manzer have taken inspiration from several French regions to offer contemporary meals such as such as wild boar, lamb, wild mushroom, pomme purée and asparagus ($16), followed by baked-to-order madeleines ($9), complemented by a 100-per-cent French wine list.
818 16 Ave. S.W., Calgary