Garnish rocks glass with house-made coconut charcoal, mix all ingredients into a shaker tin, shake, double strain into garnished glass over a single large ice cube.
All ingredients placed in mixing glass and stirred. Strained into rocks glass over large cube of ice. Garnish: Fresh Orange Peel.
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and double strain into a couple glass. Garnish with mint leaf boat.
The trio of cardamom, agave and grapefruit complement one another, while the mint leaf boat references the voyage in a certain poem with the aforementioned albatross in tow.
Shake and strain and serve in a chilled coupe.
From the moment you step into Foreign Concept it will be apparent that you are about to experience far more than an exceptional dining experience. You will be transported from the rigors of the everyday life. Fresh, serene, timeless yet modern, “FC” invites you to a unique Pan-Asian culture and community. Our team of award-winning chefs play with flavours from across Asia, using locally-sourced ingredients, and modern cooking techniques. The clean, distinctive and subtle dishes honour colonial Vietnamese cooking with surprising flavours from across the continent.
Alternative Asian Dining can only be complete with an Alternative Asian bar program. Taylor Andreas has crafted each cocktail with the discerning diner in mind creating a cocktail list that is loaded with intriguing flavours. Her passion for experimentation and balance has led her to create a bar menu that is not like any other in Calgary. Watch this rising barkeep as she continues to create surprising libations!
At Last Best, it’s our privilege to be the community liaison for beer and beer culture and we don’t take this role lightly. The beers we make are a direct reflection of the values and personalities of you – our customers our community. We’re driven by a true love and honest appreciation for all craft beer and we believe that when people can see the time and craftsmanship put into micro-brewed beer firsthand, they will love and appreciate it too. We have the privilege of providing world class beers in a city that has been long overlooked.
"Razor Ray" Burton is an industry veteran who is driven by the thirst for knowledge and competition. Achieving both sommelier and cicerone certifications one can say he is a bit of an educated drinker. However, his favourite drink order is a tray of rye and gingers. Staying sharp on the cocktail front, Ray found himself in GQ Magazine as one of North America’s most imaginative bartenders and has had plenty of podium finishes.
At MARKET, our fresh ingredient philosophy starts in our kitchen, where we bake our own breads daily, cure our own meats, do our own butchering, make our own cheese and grow our own herbs, microgreens and select vegetables. MARKET is the first restaurant in Calgary to use an internal home garden, the Urban Cultivator, where we can grow more than 16 different varieties of heirloom seeds year round. We change our menu regularly so we can cook in harmony with the changing seasons and ensure the freshest and best tasting ingredients possible.
William was born and raised in Australia. He worked his way cocktail bartending in some of Australia’s most prestigious bars and restaurants. In the winter of 2017 William decided to travel to Canada to expand his bartending skills and explore this beautiful Country. He found his way over to Award-Winning restaurant MARKET in 2018 and has been making delicious cocktails ever since!
The Nash & Off Cut Bar are located in the heart of Inglewood, serving high-quality food in an ambiance that feels like home. Offering understated elegance paired with approachable dishes, The Nash creates a unique cultural experience by adding a dash of urban grit into its menu. With an ever-changing menu featuring daily creations, Off Cut Bar is also the place to enjoy great cocktails, craft beers and a collection of small-batch bourbons, whiskeys and other spirits.
Over the years, Vern has been inspired by the direction, goals and micro-culture unique to each establishment he has been worked in. He has learned to slow down and take everything in, from his start in lesser-known, now-defunct bars to learning vegan/vegetarian cocktail applications and applying himself in a high-volume establishment in his current position at The Nash & Off Cut Bar.
Anju had humble beginnings, opening in a quaint house in the west end of downtown Calgary in 2008. Gaining incredible demand and attention, Anju outgrew the small space and transitioned to its current location August of 2014. Award-winning chef and owner Roy Oh puts a modern twist on Korean cuisine. Fittingly, Anju translates to “food you eat with alcohol.” Anju offers sophisticated mouth-watering options designed to be shared with friends and always enjoyed alongside delicious cocktails.
Seasoned and ambitious, Ryan began his career back of house as a chef. In time, his interests moved towards bartending and customer service. In the last 6 years, Ryan flourished in the Calgary restaurant and club bar scene but recently found his way back to Anju where he began his bartending days. Aside from creating spectacular cocktails, Ryan keeps busy by raising his amazing four children, hiking in the Rockies every Sunday, and reading any book he can get his hands onto.
With two incredible locations, the Pig and Duke offers a stellar selection of locally crafted beers and spirits, delicious snacks and meals, and endless entertainment. Jo and Stephen started the pub five years ago, and they have built an incredible space for watching all sporting events or playing your favourite games, darts, pool, buck hunter, and golden T. So if you’re looking for a place to watch the big game, or let loose with buddies, and indulge in some of the best pork you’ve ever had, the Pig & Duke might just be your perfect spot.
After almost nine years of bartending, Trevor knows a thing or two about making a good cocktail. You can find him at the Pig & Duke crafting simple, yet incredibly unique drinks. Treating everyone like they’re regulars, Trevor spends time getting to know each of his customers. When he’s not slinging drinks at the Pig & Duke, he can be found exploring Alberta’s spectacular mountains. Bartending at one of the cities favourite neighbourhood pubs, Trevor is continually inspired by the liveliness that Calgary has to offer.