AVENUE EDMONTON "BEST NEW RESTAURANT"

AVENUE EDMONTON "BEST NEW RESTAURANT"

Good things come to those who wait — and the Edmonton region has certainly been waiting for something like Chartier. Owners Sylvia and Darren Cheverie got the ball rolling with a Kickstarter campaign, which quickly set the record as being the most successful restaurant campaign in Canada. They tested menu items, created a charming, cozy space filled with mismatched vintage chairs and reclaimed wood paneling, and then finally threw the doors open to an eager public. 

Bread Winners: Today's bread trends are taking cues from the past

Bread Winners: Today's bread trends are taking cues from the past

Maintaining a restaurant’s bread program in-house is no small endeavour. At Beaumont, Alta.-based Chartier, chef Steve Brochu and his team produce a selection of breads and pastries for both the restaurant and its bread window, which offers fresh-made delicacies Wednesday through Sunday.

Chartier baker heading to World Food Championships this fall

Chartier baker heading to World Food Championships this fall

“I’ve come in at the top and I’ve come in at the bottom — it’s an adrenaline rush no matter what,” said Chartier baker Jesse Woodland with a determined look in his eye while discussing his win at the Canadian Food Championships last month. This fall, the esteemed baker will compete in the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama. 

Alberta’s Kickstarter sensation Chartier is Canadiana at its best

Alberta’s Kickstarter sensation Chartier is Canadiana at its best

Beaumont’s Chartier restaurant holds several distinctions. It is, to date, the most successful restaurant Kickstarter campaign in Canada and the first successful restaurant Kickstarter campaign in Alberta. Moreover, this quaint, hilltop spot just south of Edmonton serves up a commendable and well-executed selection of Québécois fine dining, the likes of which are rarely witnessed west of La Belle Province.