Two years ago, I serendipitously stumbled into what would become one of my favorite places to visit, whenever I'm in Calgary, L'Epicerie. Located off of 1st, between 13th and 14th ave, is this quaint, unassuming and absolutely charming French deli.
Life's adventures can often make me feel as if I've warped through months, in a matter of a few days. So when it comes to travel, eating and conversations with friends, I especially like to linger onto every moment and forget about time and deadlines.
Yesterday, stepping into L'Epicerie, was like catching up with an old friend. The familiarity from the scents of fresh baguette and espresso, the excitement of new tastes and the exuberant exchange of smiles and greetings with Chef Ryan on how quickly two years has gone by.
I ordered some of the old favorite items from my last visit and Chef Ryan let us try some of the new. Everything... EVERYTHING was so good.
My favorites and photographed above
(Items below are cured and created in house)
The Salmon Gravlax
Pâté Pork with Pistache
Butternut squash soup
Duck Foie-gras Terrine
Black Olive Tapenade
Tarte aux Pommes (Apple Tart)
and of course.. espresso and salami.
I'm sad that my time in Calgary is so short, but next up is Vancouver (which I haven't seen in many years), then San Francisco for Google IO.
à bientôt Edmonton and Calgary, ❤ till next time when we eat again.
Read about my first experience at L'Epicerie