Relatively new to the Calgary dining scene, Flower & Wolf are making great strides with their approach to cuisine and community, redefining the ethos of a hotel restaurant . Building their foundation in the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, Executive Chef Cole Glendenning serves up “big, bold flavours.”
“We opened our doors June 11th, 2018 and are a three meal period a day restaurant. The Idea behind it was to create a stand alone concept restaurant that lives inside the walls of the hotel, breaking down the barriers of hotel restaurant dining. What we ended up creating is what we call, best of the best contemporary style food. It has an easy approach to the food, and an easy approach to your pocket book, “ says Cole proudly.
Flower & Wolf cultivates a warm ambience, inspiring a sense of fellowship. Their Menu features many a la carte dishes, which they encourage patrons to share.
Glendenning says, “It has a sharing is caring kind of atmosphere where we encourage sharing, especially during dinnertime. We try to use as many local products as we can and make good choices when we’re presenting food.”
Working in restaurants from a very young age, Cole was immediately attracted to the teamwork and camaraderie that accompanies life inside a kitchen. Garnering over 24 years of experience, he was held esteemed positions at various Fairmont establishments such as The Royal York Hotel (Toronto), Jasper Park Lodge and The Fairmont San Francisco, before returning to Calgary.
“Calgary was a great place for me to come back to. I really like Calgary, it’s a great city and has a great food scene. I think the people are wonderful here and it’s definitely a place where affordable living is a thing.”
Flower & Wolf regularly teams up with local producers and brewers. Their Alberta On The Plate menu will feature Power Grains from Highwood Crossings, as well as Pork, courtesy of Bear And The Flower. They will be pairing these dishes will local craft beers, including the Banded Peak Saizon and the Forward Progress from Annex.
Being named one of the top 10 Restaurants in Calgary in 2018 was a huge feat for Glendinning and his team. We are excited to see what they cook up for Alberta On The Plate, as well as their future contributions to the Community.