Located by the river on Prince's Island Park, River Cafe cooks up Canadian cuisine using fresh local ingredients. It has a rustic interior and it a great spot to catch up with a friend over brunch.
We started with the Driview Farms Lamb and it was a great starter course. The crispy granola and pumpkin seeds played well together with the lamb and charred carrots. A decent and refreshing Spring dish!
Main course was a wood grilled albacore tuna. Some great things about this dish was the smokey flavour the tuna had from the wood grill, perfect soft poached egg and the creamy potato puree. If you had the Big Taste menu during the weekdays, it didn't come with the poached egg. A soft poached egg always elevates a dish by making it rich and creamy.
For the dessert, we were give the choice of having it to go or in the restaurant. We took it to go to take advantage of the amazing weather Calgary has been experiencing. The cookies were soft and chewy from the oatmeal and had a strong maple syrup taste which I love.
Overall I would go to River Cafe again to try out their lunch menu during the summer time. I found all the dishes very refreshing and light, perfect for a hot day.
Recommend: Driview Farm Lamb, Albacore Tuna