Edmonton’s Downtown Dining Week March 10 – 19, 2017

Downtown Dining Week: March 10 – 19, 2017

Pork and wild mushroom Vol au Vent at Zinc Restaurant

For the next ten days, over 30 of Edmonton’s downtown restaurants will feature two-course lunches for $15, three-course dinners for $28, or an Executive dinner for $45.

The event is the perfect opportunity to treat your taste buds to a variety of flavours throughout the downtown core, but without breaking the bank; I look forward to Edmonton’s Downtown Business Associations annual Downtown Dining Week each year.

For a full list of participating restaurants and menus visit the Downtown Business Association’s website. This year there are loads of options for those of us who have a passion for pork. I’ve created a hit list of restaurants featuring pork dishes you won’t want to miss:

Zinc Restaurant’s Chef Dave Omar is featuring a pork and wild mushroom Vol au Vent

$15 Lunch

Atlas Steak & Fish
Chopped Canada winner Chef Shelly Robinson is serving up spaghetti carbonara made with Josper smoked pork belly, garlic, parsley crumbs, Grana Panado, and a poached egg at Atlas Steak & Fish in the Edmonton Ice District.

Zinc Restaurant
Zinc Restaurant’s Chef Dave Omar is featuring a pork and wild mushroom Vol au Vent with bechemel and pickled Saskatoon berries on his Downtown Dining Week lunch menu.

The Free Press Bistro
For a dose of comfort food, head over the The Free Press Bistro for their BBQ pulled pork sandwich pressed on ciabbata bread and served with house potato chips.

$28 Dinner

The Common
Chef Jesse Morrison is offering a braised warm cabbage salad with bacon on his $28 dinner menu at The Common. This dish made an appearance on their recent Swine & Dine menu in January and it was delicious!

$45 Executive Dinner

Crash Lobby Bar
Chef Nathin Bye is at the helm of one of Edmonton’s newest restaurants – Crash Lobby Bar. For the executive menu, Chef Bye is introducing diners to his Brussel sprout & bacon dish featuring Moroccan spice fried chickpeas.

Chef Larry Stewart is serving a heritage pork chop at Hardware Grill

Hardware Grill
Chef Larry Stewart is sharing his love of Alberta pork on his executive menu at Hardware Grill by featuring a heritage pork chop white bean Cassoulet with bacon.

Chef Alberto’s Prosciutto Affumicato at Sorrentinos

Madison’s Grill
Start your three-course dinner at Madison’s Grill off with the duet of pork – hickory smoked jowl with braised cheek paired with spicy blackberry gastric & chipotle tossed frisee.

Chef Alberto shares his house-made smoked ham wrapped around honey melon pickles and layered on a crostini at Sorrentinos Downtown. The Prosciutto Affumicato is availailable as a starter on the three-course executive dinner.

The Marc
Over at The Marc, Chef Bryan Cruz is featuring an organic pork chop served with smoked paprika spaetzle, lettuce greens, garlic, and espelette oil.

Normand’s Bistro
Warm your belly with a winter duck ragout with braised pork belly, mashed potatoes & vegetables at Normand’s Bistro located in the Citadel Theatre.

Pop in to Share at The Westin where the downtown dining week executive menu features a Bear and the Flower grapefruit beer brined pork chop with corn and chorizo fricassee with braised Alberta wild rice, and citrus honey glazed heritage carrots..

Check out Chef Lino’s take on surf and turf at Sabor with a Valenciana paella made with chicken, pork, seafood, saffron rice, and vegetables.


Sabor’s Valenciana paella made with chicken, pork, seafood, saffron rice, and vegetables.

Pig out during Edmonton’s Downtown Dining Week

Braised Irving Farms Bacon at Tzin Wine & Tapas

The Downtown Business Association’s annual Downtown Dining week, Friday March 14 to Sunday March 23, 2014, allows YEG food lovers to enjoy a lunch or dinner for $15, $25 or $50 at some ofEdmonton’s best eateries.

Each restaurant designs a custom, specialty-priced menu exclusively for Dining Week. Each price level comes with a selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. I’ve had a look through all of the menus, and I’d like to point out these pork-loving restaurants.

For full restaurant and menu listings click here, otherwise check out this Passion for Pork dishes:

9910 109 St |Edmonton

-Stuffed Pork Roulade & Clams with rice blend


THE CONFEDERATION LOUNGE @ The Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
10065 100 St |Edmonton

Chorizo Pork Burger w Roasted Garlic Aioli, Feta Cheese, Sauerkraut and Brioche Bun


10014 104 St |Edmonton

The Free Press Bistro's - “The Pulled Pork”

– A sandwich pressed on ciabatta bread with slow roasted pork, BBQ sauce and mozzarella


10009 101A Ave |Edmonton

-Roast Porchetta Sandwich, fresh ciabatta bun, apple slaw, rosemary fries


-Roast Pork Belly, Apple relish, smoked navy beans


Hundred Bar & Kitchen - Chef Cowan's Roast Pork Belly, Apple relish, smoked navy beans

10018 106 St |Edmonton

-Sterling Silver Pork Chop, 14 oz. Bone-in cut, pancetta risotto, blackberry gastrique, sautéed vegetables


10162 100 St |Edmonton

Pan-Seared Pork Medallions with chestnut flour, fennel, tomatoes, artichoke bruschetta


9802 Jasper Ave|Edmonton

-‘Mac N Cheese’ 3 year Aged Cheddar, Smoked Hamhock & Green Peas
-Alberta Pork Shoulder and Crispy Pork Belly, Smokey White Bean Ragout, Braised Cabbage, Tomato Marmalade
-Crispy Pork Belly, Fennel Confit, Homemade Salted Pretzel


10115 104 St |Edmonton

-Braised Bacon With Crostini, Maple Balsamic Apple Compote and Calvados Gastrique


10009 107 St |Edmonton

-Pork Tenderloin with baked bean cassoulet, mixed berry jus,