New Venue: Avenue’s Best Restaurants Tasting Experience Now at Hotel Arts

Last chance for tickets! Join Avenue on March 23 for the foodie event of the year where you can sample dishes from some of this year’s best restaurants.

Avenue’s March-April cover photo of Ten Foot Henry. Photograph by Jared Sych.

It might be cliché to say that nothing brings people together like food, but in the case of Avenue’s Best Restaurants Tasting Experience, it couldn’t be more true. At this exciting tasting experience, 23 of the restaurants on Avenue’s 2023 Best Restaurants list will come together for one night only to serve hundreds of Calgarians samples of their most delectable dishes.

Avenue’s 2023 Best Restaurants Tasting Experience is a homecoming of sorts, as it’s our first year back hosting this event since 2020. We are looking forward to welcoming you on March 23, 2023 at Hotel Arts for the foodie event of the season.

Tickets are still available while quantities last at


Check out the list below to see all the restaurants that will be in attendance and the sample-sized dish they’ll be serving


Bridgette Bar

Serving: Italian Pork Sausage Pasta.


Calcutta Cricket Club

Serving: Gol Gappa.


Cassis Bistro 

Serving: Bouchée à la Reine.


Chairman’s Steakhouse

Serving: Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio. Horseradish Creme Fraiche, Mimolette, Watercress. Pane Carasau.



Serving: Gnocco Fritto with Shaved Mortadella and Green Tomato Aioli.



Serving: Siphon Pho Consommé with 8 Month Dry Aged Wagyu “Butter Beef.”


Fortuna’s Row

Serving: Mussels a la Chalaca.



Serving: Pork Belly, Sherry Piquillo Honey, Peanuts.


Lonely Mouth Bar

Serving: Tuna Tartare.



Serving: Agnolotti.


Major Tom 

Serving: Major Tots, Smoked Egg Mousse, Dry Aged Beef Carpaccio, Black Truffle.



Serving: Singapore Style Pork Congee.


Native Tongues Taqueria

Serving: Tostadita de Salmón.



Serving: Acadian Caviar with Numata Nori.


Pat & Betty

Serving: Country Beef Tartare on a Duck Fat Potato Rösti.


River Café

Serving: Charred Sweet Potato.



Serving: Chaga, Black Garlic & Ginger Soup, Mushroom Foam.



Serving: Eggplant and Goat Cheese Tempura with Fermented Eggplant Salsa.


Sorella Trattoria

Serving: Olive Oil Cake.



Serving: Culurgiones with Caviar Butter Sauce.


Ten Foot Henry 

Serving: Mini Butterscotch Pudding.


UNA Pizza + Wine

Serving: Spaghetti and Meatball Arancini.



Serving: Hamachi Oshizushi (pressed sushi) and Hokkaido Scallop Temakizushi (hand roll).


[Update: This story has been updated to reflect a different dish that will be served by Kama, as well as to include revised dish names/descriptions from Bridgette Bar, Chairman’s Steakhouse, D.O.P., Eight, Nupo, Pat & Betty, Shokunin and Zushi.

The story has also been updated to reflect a new event venue.]

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