Whenever I hear a restaurant is using locally sourced products, I get a little excited. So when Twitter started buzzing with what was going on at the Prairie Bistro in the new Enjoy Centre in St. Albert–a new project by the well-known Hole family of Hole’s Greenhouse and Gardens–I knew I had to head over there quick.
Taking up one corner of this beautiful complex is The Prairie Bistro. The Bistro space undulates, like the shape of the land that attracted the Holes to this 4.5 hectare parcel the building sits on. Tables take up an L-section and lead to a beautiful bright green, sleek bar soaked in sunshine.
Start at the end of the counter and make your selection.
The day we went there were four hot entrees and three grilled panini to choose from:
The Bistro’s mandate is to support local producers and make everything in-house. Working with proteins and produce that travels a few miles instead of a few thousand means a fresh and flavourful product, and when it comes to dining out, you can’t ask for much more than that.
You can also choose your own salad (priced by weight), soup and fresh-baked scone if you’re looking for a light meal.