Thanks to Cleopatra 999's "heads up" which is part of the Creations Dining Room thread, I drove to The Bothy's southside location [5482 Calgary Trail] for lunch today.
They have only been open for a matter of days but from what I saw, it looks promising. Approximately 50 seats including the bar. The focus is on wine and whisky with 25 wines by the glass and 75 whiskies.
Their web-site is a work in progress but gives a decent overview http://www.thebothy.ca
The owner Doug is passionate about this business and I hope that he does well. I am a friend of his so this may not be the most unbiased email in this regard.
I had the cassoulet and braised pork belly and nice glass of red wine for lunch. The other options looked interesting particularly their pies, steak and mushroom, chicken and leek and vegetable. The cheese [from Paddy's] and cold cuts aka charcuterie option is something I will try when I have more time and want to linger.
The kitchen is headed up by Kevin who had worked at Bacon and Angela from the Blue Pear. I did not realize it but the Aussies are apparently well known for their pies and that is something she is responsible for.
It is located in the strip mall which also houses Bin 104 and a menswear shop just past where the original Earl's with the wagons on the roof used to be.
Drop in and say hello to Doug.
If you cannot get by his Scottish brogue...have another whisky and ask him about his "red and white Drambuie" story from his ski trip to Panorama.
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