Flower and Wolf review: Contemporary Dining in Downtown Calgary

Flower and Wolf review: Contemporary Dining in Downtown Calgary

Flower and Wolf Restaurant

I think Flower and Wolf is the coolest name for a restaurant. Just wanted to get that out there. It’s both bad ass and elegant. Well done on the name, whoever picked it!

Let’s get to this, shall we? You’re here because you want to know how Flower and Wolf is. I’ll show you.

Flower and wolf

Flower and Wolf is a restaurant located in the heart of Eau Claire, in downtown Calgary, right inside the Sheraton hotel. They have a large menu and dining space. Worth checking out if you’re staying nearby, or you’re just a Calgarian looking to try something new. Cole Glendinning is the head chef.

Flower and Wolf Details

Flower and Wolf Food

They offer up a traditional menu selection, with breakfast, lunch and dinner having their own offerings. It’s a pretty big selection of food, so there’s absolutely something for everyone.

View the Flower and Wolf Menu.

Breakfast

Lots of typical yummy breakfast food. Yogurt, pancakes, french toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast sandwiches, omelettes, scrambled eggs, eggs benny, briskets and of course steak & eggs. Lots of side options for fruit and such.

  • Things to try: it’s breakfast food, go with something like eggs and bacon. Can’t beat the classics.

Lunch

Getting a little heavier now, their lunch menu starts off with appetizers and includes salads, sandwiches, pizza, meat, fish & poultry.

  • Things to try: Beef and Ahi Tuna Tartare or the Foie Gras & Waffles. Maybe a nice dry aged burger or house smoked brisket thereafter.

Dinner

Flower and Wolf really shines with their dinner menu (in my opinion, maybe you’re a hardcore breakfast person, no judgement here friend).

Fish, meat, chicken, veal, gnocci, shortribs, even a footlong waygu hotdog.

  • Things to try: the Tomahawk steak!

Flower and Wolf Steaks

Alberta beef is a big deal, so here are your options if you’re hungry for steak:

  • 8 oz top sirloin
  • 7 oz skirt steak
  • 10 oz boar chop
  • 12 oz ribeye
  • 8 oz venison striploin

Flower and Wolf Food Pictures

In no particular order are some photos of their food that I took. You’ll find a description under each explaining what it is. Rather than tell you how amazing the food is, I prefer just to show you. Here’s what I saw, so here’s what you can expect. Easy peasy.

Flower and Wolf Cauliflower

Cauliflower with caramelized onions, lemon yogurt and cumin vinaigrette. Very tasty.

Flower and Wolf Chicken

Half herb roasted chicken, served with a charred lemon, herb salad and glazed with olive oil. Love this kind of food. A nice traditional roasted chicken but juicy and modern. The lemon is a nice touch. Nom nom!

Flower and Wolf Salad

Individual house chop salad, which was made up of spinach, red cabbage, baby gem, avocado, goat cheese, dill vinaigrette and topped with corn. I’m not much of a salad person but this was incredible.

Flower and Wolf Dips

Flower and Wolf Salmon

Maple glazed salmon, with pickled fennel, radish and lemon. It was really moist (as you can see in the picture!) and I liked it, even though I’m not actually a big fish person at all. I only had a small portion.

Flower and Wolf Red Lentil Hummus

Red lentil hummus, cold pressed canola oil and goat feta.

Flower and Wolf Hummus

Smoked eggplant spread, made up with lemon pickle and yogurt, served with grilled flatbread on the side.

Flower and Wolf Spinach

Spinach with crispy shallots, cooked in Yuzukosho butter.

Flower and Wolf beef tartare

Beef tartare, with oyster aoili, dill, caper, and Fennel crackers. I tried it but I did not like it, unfortunately. Not because of the taste, but the texture. Some textures are hard for me to deal with. Everyone else really enjoyed it!

Flower and Wolf Squid Ink

Ahi Tuna Tartare, with avocado, celery, in yuzu hot sauce. Served up with squid ink crackers, which were kind of like eating a pork rind. The taste was .. okay? I didn’t mind it, but it wasn’t something I could sit and eat 2lbs worth.

Flower and Wolf Tomahawk Steak

Benchmark Tomahawk Rib Steak, served with truffle butter, veal jus, house BBQ sauce, and salsa verde. It looked like something you’d see Fred Flinstone order haha. It tasted as good as you’d expect.

Flower and Wolf Banoffee Pie

Banoffee pie! Dulce de leche, caramelized bananas, with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. In the background was a coconut cream pie, which was made with coconut custard + toasted coconut and topped with whipped cream. Pie rules, so of course these were really good. Protip: buy the pie.

In Conclusion

Flower and wolf

Good place to eat. Give them a shot.

Flower and Wolf makes some really decent food. You’ll leave with a food baby, so hopefully you aren’t going far. Full disclosure: I was invited to attend their media preview of the menu, so everything was on the house. Everything above was my own opinion of course. Thanks guys!

 

 

 

 

 

Authored by: Crackmacs

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