We have a rule of thumb: when your hostess offers you a seat with a view of the open kitchen, you take it. We definitely took it on our Thursday night visit to Model Milk, one of the new jewels in Calgary’s fashion and culinary crown, 17 Avenue SW.
Everything about Model Milk is neat, for lack of a better description. Its a spacious, open and fun space, with minimal decor but maximum vibe. The frequently-updated menu is presented on a clipboard. I could hear Robin squeeing at Model Milk’s attention to style detail.
We ordered our dinner based on the server’s recommendations and on what we saw the kitchen preparing. After watching the sous chef pile a giant heap of fries into a small casserole bowl and top it with a ridiculous portion of freshly-shred manchengo cheese, we unanimously declared “and we’ll have one of those!”
The menu is very protein focused. Herbivores, be damned. Carnivores, be delighted.
Our only regret was not having room to try one of their desserts. High end comfort food that left us comfortably full, Model Milk is on our must-repeat list for our next Calgary visit.
Photos by Robin
Words by Richard