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REAP Calgary: 7th Annual Food For Thought at Hotel Arts

If this past year has taught me anything, now more than ever is the time to support our local businesses who need us as much as we need them (we are a community are we not?). REAP Calgary is making this easier and now yummier than ever and for the 7th year in a row will be presenting Food For Thought.

REAP Calgary, is hosting their 7th Annual Food For Thought an event they have described as a “feast for the senses.” As many of you may have deduced if there is an event in Calgary where fresh, local and delicious gluten-free food available then I will be there.

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I couldn’t be more passionate about the importance of appreciating and supporting the incredible local restaurants, chefs and producers we have here in Calgary so today, I encourage everyone to join myself and REAP Calgary in an afternoon of food, fun and community.

 

The event will take place Sunday, September 25th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Hotel Arts Calgary and your admission will include mouth watering, local food and beverage sampling from 22 vendors (and yes there will be gluten-free options).

Bring your appetite! Your admission includes delicious local food and craft beverages from:

And engaging displays from these community partners:

Tickets are available through eventbrite, and thanks to Meal Share, for every ticket purchased, Meal Share will provide a meal to a person in need so while you feed your stomach, you can also feed your soul and someone who really needs it.

Tickets are available as follows:

Adult tickets online are $35 and children are $15. People can also purchase a family pack (2 adults and 2 kids) for $90. 

to purchase a ticket please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/reaps-7th-annual-food-for-thought-tickets-27164049403?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

For more information about REAP Calgary, and all of the incredible work they do for our community please visit them at: http://www.belocal.org

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Review: Raw Bar

Imagine a dining experience where the: Atmosphere is cool and casual, yet elegant all at the same time , The servers are knowledgable and willing to assist in your gluten-free or allergen quest, the food is not only safe for your insides but soothing to the soul,  Gluten-free does not mean sacrifice and almost every dessert is gluten-free, fresh, hand made AND refined sugar free Have this image in your head? Good. Now get in your car and drive to the dream: Raw Bar by Duncan Ly. Dining at Raw Bar, you will immediately feel the passion and love that goes into every dish, it is perfectly cooked, plated and presented with such pride that you cannot help but feel the same about it while eating it. The ingredients are locally sourced, and seasonally chosen, and crafted to be one thing and one thing only: brilliantly delicious.

If I had to recommend one restaurant for someone to choose  it would be Raw Bar. It has a fun and laid back atmosphere where you can relax with a friend or loved one and connect over a decent meal that will not leave you with a tummy ache later. The staff is extremely dedicated in ensuring your meal is prepared as allergen free as is possible and is knowledgeable about which menu items contain gluten which means that you can feel safe dining here. They are hugely aware of the most common allergens and are willing to help, just be sure to mention it when ordering. Another fantastic perk was that they used gluten-free soy sauce in their dishes.

Thanks to Karine Moulin,  the dessert menu is mostly gluten-free, refined sugar free as well as dairy free. All desserts are freshly made in house, with seasonal flavourings. The desserts, much like the food are crafted with extreme love and passion. I have tried most of Karines decadent offerings and can safely say, they are all worth trying…some of them even more than once.

What I tried while visiting Raw Bar:

Starters, Lemongrass Tofu, sea scallop

Main: Pad thai, and the crab and coconut fried rice (ordered sans crispy onions)

Dessert: Sriracha chocolate tort with peanut ice cream, any of their in house made chocolate bars, and any of their in-house made ice creams (flavours change seasonally).

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 All photos are courtesy of, Alexandra Borovsky, https://sharksandmistos.wordpress.com/about/

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