NOtaBLE – PASSION, COMMUNITY AND MADE-RIGHT-HERE GOODNESS
By Brigit Lister
After 42 years in the restaurant industry, 20 years as a career Chef, and working and representing his country internationally four times competitively, it was a natural progression and life long dream for Chef Michael Noble to open a restaurant. In August 2010 he opened the NOtaBLE restaurant in Calgary, in the then newly emerging community of Montgomery, surviving Calgary’s ever changing landscape and never looking back. In fact, by his own description, “Everyone thought Chef Noble was crazy to open his restaurant in Montgomery. He proved them wrong.”
During the course of its evolution these past ten years, most things have remained the same. The 18 month Pandemic, after a five-year plus downturn in the Calgary economy has been too much for many restaurants. Despite the recent exceptionally difficult times, NOtaBLE still stands, still accommodating and pleasing the desires of its guests, making the necessary adjustments and adaptations along the way.
Known around town for its excellent food and upscale dining, NOtaBLE hosts an incredibly cozy atmosphere. No TVs and a lively open kitchen, built around an open wood burning rotisserie, all lend to the warm fuzzy feeling of home It’s all about the community and family and delicious food bringing people together. A decade later NOtaBLE is still connecting people, and still lifting spirits with warm smiles and knowledgeable, efficient, friendly service.
Notably humble, remarkably talented, Chef Michael Nobel adds his own special touch to every dish. Chef Stefan Gusztak joins him in the kitchen, originally from Winnipeg, and former chef at Calgary restaurants Una and Anju.
“Chef-driven food which is not complicated, much of what we serve is cooked over wood fire in our open kitchen rotisserie. We have always connected and partnered with our local suppliers of the best products…Our focus is on delicious well prepared food, uncomplicated and unpretentious.”
– Owner and Chef Michael Noble
Chef Inspired Starters, include French inspired fare such as the Steak Tartare, along with Wood-Fire Grilled Bread & Garlic Confit, Salt & Pepper Squid, Warm Burrata & Roasted Stone Fruit, or the Fresh Tagliatelle Carbonara. Without a doubt, the guest favorites are the NOtaBLE Classics. These classic dishes are all cooked from the heart of the open wood fire kitchen, a much-loved hallmark by guests. They include the famous Rotisserie Chicken, the renowned Sterling Silver Prime Rib, the Sous Vide Cab Short Rib, or the Rib Eye Steak aged 30+ days. Mouthwatering dishes of Alberta Lamb, Heritage Pork, and even a Beef Brisket Cheeseburger will satisfy any meat eater. Vegetarian and vegan guests have many selections such as the Parmesan & Herb Gnocchi, Eggplant & Vegetable Curry, and wide range of ultra fresh salads, all well prepared and flavourful thanks to the local sourcing and seasonal selections.
No meal is complete without an extensive wine list to par with any meal choice and the array of cocktails (and mock-tails) that will quench the most discerning thirsts. A crowd pleaser is the Hotel Nacional, with its perfect balance of rum and tropical flavours. And by all means, don’t forget to save room for the Dark hazelnut Opera Cake, or amazing Warm Chocolate Pudding from the dessert menu!
NOtaBLE continues to approach everything with love, from the making of the meals, to the greeting of the guests, to the valued relationships with local farmers and producers who provide the restaurant with the freshest seasonal ingredients. Chef Noble is most proud of the many regular guests who know staff as if they are family. NOtaBLE has been generously embraced by and part of the fabric of the community of Montgomery. Come for a nutritious meal and heartfelt service. NOtaBLE honours the Stampede with staff dressing in western wear for parade Friday and then reverts to regular uniforms the day after…you will never see hay bales here!
Open for Brunch Friday thru Sunday served 11:30am – 2:30pm.
Open for Dinner Tuesday to Thursday 4:30-9:00, Friday and Saturday 4:30-10:00 Sunday 4:30-9:00
Dine-in and Curbside Pickup available
Phone: (403) 288-4372
Reservation: exploretock.com, notabletherestaurant.ca
4611 Bowness Road NW, Calgary AlbertaPosted by ROSS Magazine on