Tuesday, July 26, 2011

CFMF + Charcut

Every year some of the Edmonton Folk Festival staff head down to Calgary for one or two days. In the past 'Fence Day' has kept me from this joyful weekend, but my new position with the Festival this year meant I was one of those people that got to head south.

The Festival itself was excellent. We arrived in town Friday evening and I caught the last bit of Patrick Watson's set. On Saturday The Head and the Heart, The Once, David Wax Museum and Matt Anderson wooed crowds at Stage 6 and 4, and at the after party we danced all night to Socalled. On Sunday morning I fell in love with Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band and the lady rockin' the washboard.

Both Saturday and Sunday morning we stood in long lines for the excellent cappuccinos coming out of the Phil & Sebastian booth. There were also some excellent fish tacos from Dos Gringos and pitchers of Sangria in the beer garden.

In anticipation of k.d. lang at EFMF in a couple weeks, we (Brenna and I) skipped Saturday evening's mainstage, opting for late evening drinks and a charcuterie board at Charcut. All our dishes - beet salad with creamy, house made goat cheese, charcuterie board, warm Raclette and rhubarb cheesecake in a jar - were excellent and service certainly matched. Favourites from the board were the pistachio and truffle mortadella and a lovely lamb sausage. I walked out with a good amount of leftovers, and armed with a ciabatta bun from the Slow Food Calgary tent, I had an excellent sandwich for lunch on Sunday.

A little too short, but in the end a fantastic weekend with excellent music and food.

1 comment:

Isabelle said...

Rhubarb cheesecake in a jar! That whole idea sounds fantastic. Looks like a great time.