Month: November 2015

A Record Party Dinner at the Allemeier’s

I am one lucky girl. Somehow a┬ámost incredible chef┬ámoved next door to my sister in Calgary. Shawna can recall watching episodes of ‘Cook Like A Chef‘, but when Chef Michael Allemeier moved in next door, she never put it together; when she figured it out she was intimidated to cook or bake for Michael. She’s gotten over that because Michael and his family are not above eating Betty Crocker mix cakes (Michael even used her cran-apple jelly for a pop-up dinner event). I got to dine at Casa Allemeier, my favourite restaurant in Calgary, for a record party on a recent trip to visit my sister. I don’t always get to eat next door, but when I know I will, I’ve made it a habit to bring Michael a variety of ingredients from farmers and producers in the Edmonton area; I know he enjoys tasting new products from around Alberta (as well as the challenge of a black box dinner). When we arrived the table was set beautifully and a hand-written menu was laying on …