Daily bite: Calgary's River Café restaurant reopens after extensive flood mitigation works

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After four months of maintenance, River Café--Canada's Greenest Restaurant, according to LEAF and Canada's most Eco-Friendly Restaurant--is finally up and running again in its same rustic, cabin style location.

Over the break, the team travelled to Punta Mita in Mexico to learn more about the food in the region and worked with the team at the Pacifico Beach Club kitchen, where executive chef Matthias Fong served a mouth-watering tasting menu consisting of dishes like black bean puree and Edgar Farms asparagus, line-caught Pacific halibut with local dashi, rhubarb and salted halibut dumplings, their classic red lentil hummus and Okanagan sumac with roast garlic, and nettle pasta.

Now that the team is back, after the snow has thawed in Calgary and just in time for spring's new bounty, the doors are open again at River Café.

“It is very exciting to be reopening at this time, when there are new fresh spring ingredients available along with fresh new ideas amongst the team from the winter research and travels,” says Sal Howell, River Café’s proprietor.

Guests can expect new dishes, made using the same focus on local and sustainable ingredients and practices at the restaurant's beautiful location in Prince's Island Park.