Alta

Alta is another non-tipping establishment to join the queue of restaurants looking to be more forward thinking. Located across the street from Costa’s empire, this area is getting pretty high end. Their sister restaurant, Alder Room opened recently and does only one tasting menu each evening. Interesting.

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Natural wines and cocktails available too. After all, they’re a wine bar.

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The inside is modern but in a very clean, simplistic, minimalistic way. We came on a Saturday afternoon and the place was pretty sparse.

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Menu is in a hip, retro pamphlet style. Food wise, it’s short: 8 appetizers/sharing plates, 3 entrees and 2 desserts. Everything is served cold or at room temperature (minus the sourdough).

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Service was excellent. Our server/chef was knowledgeable, prompt and well versed in all the dishes.

Unripe plums ($6.00)
DSC00250These were unlike anything I’ve ever had. Looks like olives, tastes like highly brined, sweetened plums. A bowl was more than enough for the four of us to share.

Sourdough & cultured butter ($7.00)
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Came out hot and fresh as can be. Rip into them and let the steam come out, slather with the cultured butter and repeat.

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Last year’s preserves ($10.00)
DSC00251Another very unique dish. Never seen this in Edmonton before. Pickled and cured mix of mushrooms, asparagus, carrots, beans. Get it.

Charred romaine ($13.00)
DSC00252Various seaweeds, fried garlic and hemp hearts. Charring the lettuce and mixing in Asian flavours was delicious. A bit pricey though for two pieces of romaine.

Salmon ($20.00)
DSC00255Lightly cooked, charred cucumber, buttermilk and dill. They pour the sauce table side.

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Salmon was fantastic. Incredibly tender, perfectly cooked. Easily the best dish we tried.

Lamb Tartare ($24.00)
DSC00258Chickpea “hozon”, pickled baby peaches and potato. Another tasty dish but portion sizes are small.

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The chips are incredibly light and perfect vehicle to taste the purity of the lamb.

Mussels ($19.00)
DSC00253Marinated in beer vinegar and pine, celery and parsley stem. Mussels were good but I wasn’t a huge fan of the celery pairing.

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Comes with a slice of sourdough bread. Perfect to soak up with that sauce.

It’s fantastic to have a place like Alta in the city; completely unique, different and hopefully inspires more restaurants to do the same. Just don’t come here hungry as portion sizes are small.

Alta
https://altayeg.ca/
10328 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB
(780) 244-3635

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