Q Haute Cuisine

Q Haute Cuisine has been on my list of places to try since I first started going to The Big Taste. I never managed to plan ahead for this so it’s been stuck on the list for several years. Well, lo and behold, it finally happened when I took a Friday off and made reservations early for once.

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Bonus: they have free parking if you can snag a spot at the entrance. We arrived right at 11:30am and grabbed the last free stall. Score.

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The inside is gorgeous; white, spacious (with many private rooms) and very French. The view must be one of the reasons people keep coming back for more. That and the beautiful relaxed ambiance.

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The regular menu. Prices are very reasonable for the quality. Two course ($20.00) and three course (25.00) lunch options.

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Some additional express menu options.

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Three course express lunch ($25.00)

Foccacia bread
DSC00043They come in bundles of three. Oks couldn’t stop eating them; it was like crack. 😉
I think we had at least three baskets during our meal.

Caesar salad
DSC00042With seared porchetta lardons, sous vide egg and parmigiano reggiano. The lettuce was shrivelled and dried up. Sous vide egg and park was a nice combo though. Wouldn’t get it next time.

Cured pork belly
DSC00044Quinoa ragout and butter braised leeks. Holyyyyyyy, ramen joints take note. This pork belly was unreal. Fatty, incredibly tender and juicy. The quinoa underneath was bomb.

Peach gelee
DSC00047Compressed grape, wildberry pearls and blueberry yogurt. This was delightfully unique. Very playful. Lots of textures came into play. YUM.

“Surprise” Big Taste lunch ($25.00)
I overheard a waiter telling another table there was some sort of quality issue with a supplier. I guess that’s why they had to forgo their planned Big Taste menu. Too bad because the panzanella salad, chicken pot pie and raspberry parfait sounded delicious.

Quinoa salad
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Again, the lettuce was sadly wilted and tired. Quinoa was well executed and the mix of vegetables was tasty. Much better than the caesar.

Sous vide pork loin
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Pork loin is always tricky to do but the slices were moist and tender. The potato puree underneath was incredibly light and fluffy.

Carrot cake
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Not your typical carrot cake. It looks dense but it was the complete opposite. Really good. Desserts were top notch.

Happy to have finally tried Q Haute out. I would come back but probably for a special occasion. That or for their express lunch menu again!

Q Haute Cuisine
http://www.qhautecuisine.com/downtowncalgary/
100 La Caille Place SW
Calgary, AB
(403) 262-5554

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