With a French-inspired fine-dining menu that’s militantly local, Rouge has earned international acclaim. And far from being a starchy dining spot, Rouge is located in the very homey Deane House, a converted antique mansion that backs onto the Bow River corridor. The restaurant sends executive chef Jamie Harling into Gold Medal competition.
This restaurant in the stately, red A. E. Cross heritage home in Inglewood is simply one of the city’s finest. Chef and co-owner Paul Rogalski serves French-influenced food that is militantly local, incorporating Alberta meat and produce as well as veggies from the restaurant’s own garden. Rouge’s seasonal menu features entrees such as brown-butter poached sturgeon and grass-fed beef flatiron steak as well as lamb loin with lamb confit.
It doesn’t get much better than the highly acclaimed Rouge in Inglewood. You’re going to have sturgeon that’s smoked in-house and elk carpaccio. It’s adventurous, organic and locally grown, much of it freshly picked to order from their back garden. The food is beautifully presented in the converted heritage home’s small rooms, and service is exemplary. The six-course tasting meal is available with standard and premium wine pairings.