Calgary Restaurants are Serving Dishes Using the Calgary Food Bank's Most Needed Items and They Look Good

We have photographs of the beautiful dishes, which include cassoulet, schnitzel and cheesecake. Order them from October 1 to 15 during OctoberFeast.



 

Pasta, pasta sauce, juice, peanut butter, rice and cereal, as well as canned soup, tomatoes, fish, meat, fruit and vegetables — chances are you have at least a few of these in your pantry or fridge. They are also on the Calgary Food Bank's most-needed items list and make up a portion of its emergency food hampers. And this October, they'll be used in special dishes at more than 20 Calgary restaurants.

The Calgary Food Bank challenged chefs to create a signature dish with at least two of those most needed items for OctoberFeast, and the results are impressive. Just take a look at the photographs below. 

From October 1 to 15, eat at the participating restaurants and a portion of the proceeds from every OctoberFeast meal will go back to the food bank and be used to purchase fresh food for its emergency food hampers.

Try as many dishes as you can and then watch for the results of a taste test held at the Calgary Food Bank on October 17. That's when the restaurant chefs will present their dishes to chefs from the Calgary Dream Centre, The Mustard Seed and Victory Foundation, who will choose who made the best, most flavourful use of the ingredients.

For more information on OctoberFeast, visit the Calgary Food Bank website. And, take a look at all the dishes on the OctoberFeast menu below to help you plan your October dining and maybe find a little inspiration for what you can do with your own ingredients at home.

 

Japanese stroganoff at 5s17

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

Coconut mango custard at Alloy Dining

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

Niçoise salad​ at Avec Bistro

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

Spaghetti puttanesca at The Beltliner

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

Turkey schnitzel at Deerfoot Inn & Casino

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

Seared pork paillard with clams at Fairmont Palliser

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

 

Cereal creme brûlée at The Fine Diner

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

Autumn mushroom risotto at Hotel Blackfoot

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

Grilled naan and dip at Hyatt Regency

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

PB&J pie at Market Restaurant

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

PB&J ice cream sandwich at Naina's 

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

Smoked beef brisket stroganoff at National on 17th 

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

​PB&J cheesecake at National Westhills

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

Puttanesca pasta at Provision 

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

Tangled Thai bowl at Seed N Salt

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

Pasta at Sky 360

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

White bean cassoulet at Trolley 5

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

Pear pizza at Without Papers

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

Corned beef and sauerkraut rolled strudel at Wurst

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 

Albacore tuna pappardelle bolognese at Yellow Door Bistro

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEN LITTLE

 


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