Our Story and Cuisine
Orchard’s menu features modern Mediterranean cuisine with an Asian flair, resulting in classically familiar dishes with a delicious and unexpected twist. Chef Jenny Kang, former Head Chef at Bow Valley Ranch and most recently Shokunin Izakaya, has drawn upon her love of French and Italian dishes as well as her Korean heritage to deliver a menu that combines the best of both worlds.
Orchard guests can expect such inventive dishes as pork galbi with brussel sprouts and israeli couscous, or linguine vongole with cherry tomato, arugula, clams, bonito flakes, and garlic chips. Our menu provides sufficient depth to allow repeat guests to develop Orchard favorites while retaining the ability to explore new and seasonal offerings. The drink menu leverages the award-winning craft cocktail program established at Shelter Cocktail Bar, complemented by a wine program featuring a curated selection of French, Spanish and Italian wines alongside Canadian favorites. Orchard also features a delicious, upscale brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays featuring creative plates and whimsical cocktails inspired by the Mediterranean.
From the Silk Road to Calgary’s 10th Avenue
Asian meets Mediterranean
Executive Chef Jenny Kang’s menu depicts the culinary abundance and botany of the Mediterranean region — produce rooted in the local European environment, and sustainability sourced meat and fish common in the surrounding landscape. Designed to showcase classically recognized dishes, Orchard’s menu goes further, integrating the history and story of the Mediterranean, to produce a cuisine that is distinct in its presentation and format, drawing on international influences and well known Western European culinary practices.
Our culinary vision examines the effect of the silk road on the traditional cooking methods in the Adriatic, applying flavours, spices, and techniques from Japan, Korea, and China. This particular exploration enables Orchard to create a truly unique selection of dishes, combining and building upon the rippling effects of the famed transcontinental trading route. The large variety and flexible range of ingredients and methods allow for contemporary twists on classic favourites, as well as new and dynamic dishes constructed using a blend of different cultural backgrounds.
Our cuisine, appropriately dubbed “Asian Mediterranean”, pays tribute to the network of trade routes established in ~220BCE, and builds upon the confluence of these culinary traditions.