For a restaurant to earn a five (out of five) Sun rating for food in this column is no easy feat. Everything must be perfect. Every dish must be attractive, delicious, inspiring, even challenging. So congratulations to the new French-Canadian Chartier restaurant, a down-to-earth, whimsical and inviting eatery in the Franco-Albertan community of Beaumont, less than a 30 minute drive from south Edmonton.
I remember like it was just yesterday: it was March and I had just plopped down $200 to support Chartier’s Kickstarter project. I was paying for a meal for two at what was going to be Beaumont’s newest and greatest French-Canadian restaurant and going to experience all that was promised to me by the campaign video. Fast forward over a year later and now I’m writing about my first eats at Chartier. I have so much to say — brace yourself for photographs of dinner and brunch, and lots of swooning.
Back in September of 2015, Avenue talked to Sylvia and Darren Cheverie, the Beaumont couple whose Kickstarter campaign for their French-Canadian restaurant Chartier quickly became the most successful restaurant Kickstarter in Canada. Now, the much anticipated Chartier is open on a charming main street in Beaumont, and it’s well worth the trek.