Overall rating: 4 out of 5. FOOD: 4 / 5. VALUE: 3.5 / 5. AMBIANCE: 4 / 5
Cassis Bistro offers fare inspired by the South of France. Cassis is helmed by executive chef Dominique Moussou of L’epicerie (and formerly of Teatro). The decor (mostly white walls) is sparse but the rich food is anything but.
To start, lamb merguez (sausage) with grainy mustard and baguette ($5) whet our appetites.
My friend ordered the quiche of the day which was goat cheese ($16). The quiche was rich but boasted a superbly light, airy and fluffy texture. Read my Lunch Rush column in Metro Calgary, or continue for the expanded version…
I went with the pickerel grenobloise seasoned with capers, lemon, parsley, green beans and potatoes ($23). The fish was cooked to perfection, with a savoury, buttery sauce.
Our dishes were quite rich for a noontime meal, leaving us feeling totally full; an occurrence so rare it must be noted.
That said, we couldn’t turn down a lemon tart with a meringue topping ($8) for dessert. While it was a nice cap to the meal, we wish the lemon was more tart.
You can expect a short yet scrumptious menu with French home-cooking like warm ham and cheese sandwiches (croque monsieur and croque madame). Cassis Bistro, located at the Casel Marche condo complex, is a bit of an indulgence calorie-and wallet-wise, but you’ll leave happily stuffed.
Cassis Bistro, #105, 2505 17 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB. Phone: 403-262-0036
Hours of operation: Monday – Closed; Tuesday – Sunday Lunch: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm; Dinner: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Price range: ($8 to $29)
Low: ($8.00 mixed salad)
High: ($29.00 steak frites)
Is this restaurant appropriate for:
Client negotiations: Yes
Lunch with co-workers: Yes
Social lunch: Yes
Quick solo lunch: Yes
Time in: 12:30 p.m.
Time out: 1:20 p.m
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