LOCAL EATS IN THE LEDUC REGION
Enjoy specially-crafted festival menus created by participating local restaurants
Alberta’s only province-wide dine around festival has arrived! The Leduc Region is lucky to have three local restaurants participating in Alberta on the Plate 2020 (August 7th-16th). This 10-day food festival is about celebrating local food and drink, and supporting the restaurants we know and love in our communities.
Keep reading to discover the participating local restaurants, and for the inside scoop on the specially-crafted festival menus they will be offering over the course of the festival.
HomeRoom Diner – Devon, AB
Located in the picturesque community of Devon, AB, the HomeRoom Diner regularly attracts both residents and visitors with it’s signature farm-to-fork comfort food. You do NOT want to miss out on the 2-course dinner menu they have prepared for Alberta on the Plate – here’s why:
Beer-braised bison short rib served with horseradish cream and king oyster mushrooms, accompanied with potatoes, carrots, and zucchini.
Featured Local Foods: Bison Short Rib (Thundering Ground Bison Ranch), Walter’s Wit Beer (Rural Routes Brewing Co.), King Oyster Mushroom (Gruger Family Farm), Potatoes & Vegetables (Riverbend Gardens), Honey Glaze (Maple Greenview Honey)
Egg white pavlova served with freshly foraged raspberries and haskap berry topping
Featured Local Foods: Eggs (Morinville Hutterite Colony), Fresh Raspberries (foraged by a HomeRoom Diner regular), Haskap Berry Topping (North 49 Fruit)
Total Price – $35/person
Suggested Local Craft Beer Pairing – Walter’s Wit (Rural Routes Brewing Co.)
***HomeRoom Diner will be offering this special menu from August 12th-15th
Habaneros Mexican Grill – Leduc, AB
Situated in the heart of downtown Leduc, Habaneros has become well-known throughout the Capital Region for taking the food we love to eat in Mexico and interpreting it for a Canadian audience. The special 2-course dinner menu they’ve prepared for Alberta on the Plate features bold flavors, hand-made salsas, and fresh, local ingredients:
An individual size portion of our Famous Nachos! Locally-made corn tortilla chips (gluten free!) piled high with corn, black beans, scallions, tomatoes, fresh jalapeño slices, stretchy cheese, and your choice of either local Alberta beef, or our house-made crumbled chorizo featuring local Alberta pork! Comes with salsa and sour cream.
Featured Local Foods: Alberta Beef (raised by Ridge Valley Colony, sold by Local Meats Leduc), Alberta Pork (raised by Family Meats, sold by Local Meats Leduc)
Enchiladas Suizas! Our house-made chorizo featuring local Alberta pork is tucked inside three locally-made corn tortillas (gluten free!), smothered in our spicy Enchilada Verde sauce, topped with cheese and baked in a cast iron skillet! Garnished with crema fresca and fresh jalapeño slices.
Featured Local Foods: Alberta Pork (raised by Family Meats, sold by Local Meats Leduc), Corn Tortillas (El Mercado Tortilla Factory)
Total Price – $25/person
Suggested Local Beverage Pairing – The Jalapeño Caesar (Habaneros’ award-winning Caesar featuring Rig Hand Jalapeño Basil Vodka)
***Habaneros will be offering this special menu until August 16th
The Glens Grill – Wetaskiwin, AB
The Glens Grill has been proudly serving the Wetaskiwin Area since 2007, impressing locals and visitors alike by serving local fare with a gourmet flair. They’ve pulled out all the stops with the all-inclusive 3-course dinner menu they’ve prepared for Alberta on the Plate, here’s why:
Choice of either The Glens Salad, Vegetarian Gnocchi, Mushroom & Barley Risotto, or Bison & Boar Meatballs
Featured Local Foods: Potato Gnocchi (Marshall Eco Farm), King Oyster Mushroom (Gruger Family Fungi), Confit Pork Cheek (Bear & The Flower Farm), Bison (Strohschein Farms), Boar (Hog Wild), Root Vegetables (Marshall Eco Farm), Gouda (Sylvan Star Cheese Farm)
Choice of either Filet Mignon, Bison Striploin, Chicken Breast Supreme, or Trio of Pork
Featured Local Foods: Beef Tenderloin (Morrison 4-H), Pork (Bear & The Flower Farm), Bison (Strohschein Farms), King Oyster Mushroom (Gruger Family Fungi), Chicken (Sunrise Farms)
Choice of either Farmhouse Bakery Pie, or Mixed Berry & Rhubarb Crisp
Featured Local Foods: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (Foothills Creamery), Strawberries (Stevens Strawberries), Saskatoons (Purple Gems Farms), Rhubarb (Marshall Eco Farms)
Total Price – $65/person. See the full dinner menu HERE
The Glens Grill will also be offering a 2-course lunch menu for Alberta on the Plate
***These special menus will only be available from August 11th – 16th
Check out one – or all – of these awesome restaurants! Leave a comment below to let us know where you went, and how great your farm-to-table dining experience was.