charbar prides itself with the quality of its ingredients and also the wide-range options from the ocean, prairies and local gardens. Chef Pelland combines locally relevant and globally inspired dishes to create an eclectic and innovative menu that will appeal to most any palate.
The Argentine wood-fired grill is the true inspiration behind charbar's identity, taking from the history and culture of what it represents.
The culinary influence of Argentina, which is a blend of Spanish and Italian cuisine, is evident throughout the menu, with a personalized touch of tableside service to prepare a ceviche mixto. The extensive raw bar pays homage to the fresh, sustainable, west coast seafood that is readily available to a landlocked city, and mirrors the waterfront location of the Simmons Building. At charbar, vegetarian cuisine is celebrated and appreciated by Chef Pelland, as she has made it an integral part of the unique menu. Almost half of the options are vegetarian, particularly the small plates meant to share, such as the pistachio and avocado bruschetta, sourdough Fugazza with Roman broccoli, and grilled provoleta.
Established in 2015, charbar, opened its doors in June. Located in the revitalized and
ever-growing community of East Village, charbar is part of a collaborative and unique concept destined to be a culinary destination, the first of its kind. Housed in the historical Simmons Building alongside the Bow River, charbar partners with Sidewalk Citizen Bakery and Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters; the like-minded, complementary and thriving local businesses share a common passion to elevate Calgary's culinary platform.