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Mercato Calgary - Anyone else find too salty?

Yes! I keep having this problem because I actually love the food but I always leave feeling like I need to chug 1 litre of water just to dilute the as-salt. When I cook at home, I don't use any salt so I have a problem at a lot of restaurants but Mercato is consistently the worst for it. I think I will try asking them to tone it down next time because that is my only issue with the place; everything else is divine.

Feb 17, 2010
JLM01 in Prairie Provinces

Calgary Area - Where to buy bulk high quality meat?

Have you ever tried Red Deer Lake Meats? Its way south...like outside of Calgary on the way to the Millerville market south but its pretty good and I have found the prices to be very reasonable.

Jan 24, 2010
JLM01 in Prairie Provinces

Calgary: elderflower liqueur?

Sorry, I was talking about the water. I haven't found the liqueur yet.

Jan 18, 2010
JLM01 in Prairie Provinces

Calgary Sushi

Globefish is a great dinner place, in the sense that its crowd-pleasing, interesting and different. But if you are looking for a quality piece of fish and the food is the focal point, Sushi Club has no comparison. It never disappoints and the quality is excellent (which is key with raw fish in a landlocked city!). Depends on what kind of experience you are looking for both those two are the best.

Jan 18, 2010
JLM01 in Prairie Provinces

Calgary: elderflower liqueur?

I also saw that bottle of Elderflower at Janice Beatton on 17th ave. They serve it at Farm I believe. It wasnt any more expensive than the superstore one.

Jan 18, 2010
JLM01 in Prairie Provinces

Y2K, Dot-com Party Sushi, and Vodka Luges

Wow...I wonder what the major shift is. Everything seems to be returning to a state of home cooking, and paying more attention and care to what goes on our plates and in our bodies. Reflection of economics?

When the economy picks up again it will be interesting to see where the food revolution goes. Back to easy meals and dinners in the office? Or will this organic, local, green, sustainable, eco friendly, ethical food concept maintain itself? (I kind of doubt it, but it would be nice to dream)

Jan 05, 2010
JLM01 in Features

You Won't Miss the Meat

I always wish I could eat vegetarian but my significant other is widely allergic to everything in the peanut family, which includes peas, chickpeas, soy beans and lentils and he is also lactose intolerant. Which effectively eliminates any source of protein that isn't a meat (to my knowledge anyway)

Are there any I am missing? Every veggy recipe I find that is a complete meal seems to contain one of those things that he cannot have.

Jan 05, 2010
JLM01 in Features

Restaurant in Calgary that doesn't oversalt.

No, only because I always feel guilty about asking a chef to change a dish for me. I suppose this is becoming my only option though if I want to eat outside my home.

Jan 01, 2010
JLM01 in Prairie Provinces

Restaurant in Calgary that doesn't oversalt.

Hi all,

This is my first post ever even though I have been trolling these boards since I first heard about it a couple years ago. These boards have not led my culinary experience astray this far....this is the only topic I havn't been able to find any old posts on.

Since I have been cutting out salt in my diet due to family health issues I am having a really hard time enjoying food at restaurants (tragic, I know). I used to love Capo/Mercato/Vintage but the saltiness of the meal really gets to me now. The only meals I have consistantly been able to avoid the salt is sushi (sashimi only, no soya). Its getting frustrating as it is really limiting! I am finding there are not many 'nice' restaruants that I can go to now without feeling the NaCl bloat.

Any recommendations for meals in Calgary (any and all kinds of cuisine) that are not too salty?

Dec 30, 2009
JLM01 in Prairie Provinces