Today Sunday, after having voluntered to help at a bake sale to raise funds for Calgary Meals on Wheels, Victoria hit a home run surprise by taking me out for dinner to CHARCUT, a place that was very high on my list of places to try.
So off we went to this place so many local Bloggers wrote about already.
We arrived just in time to witness another one of their MEAT SUNDAY events, a 15 lbs Beef Dip sandwich, which they serve to a group of people at their community table. Great stuff, I am thinking of booking this community table for a Celiac dinner, who is game?
We ordered from their menu, ensuring all is done to keep our selections gluten free. Since the rock star chefs at this place do a lot of in house butchering, curing and sausaging ( if that is a word....) we had a substantial list of choice.
Merguez sausage ring is a must for me whenever I do see it on a menu, here it was an excellent dish, served with pickled tomatos.
Fries and a Shareburger for Isabella and Victoria. Both made fresh, the Burger (no Bun) came as a patty topped with cheese and a fried egg. Isabella ate more than her usual protein share, which is rare with her...she likes chocolate more she says.
The only way this burger could have been better for Victioria, is with a gluten free bun. Hopefully soon.
Fries are excellent, fresh and served with home made ketchup and Garlic aioli.
I tried a side of fried pig's ears, I liked the dish, Victoria did not. I think it's mind over matter really. Not your usual fare, but a nice tasting, crispy dish.
If you like meat that's not your standard steakhouse offering, Charcut is money well spent if you want to enjoy such unusual items as home made Mortadella stuffed in a pig's head.
A MASSIVE BEEF DIP SANDWICH
MERGUEZ LAMB SAUSAGES
CHICHARONES (FRIED PIG'S EARS)