Thursday, September 16, 2010


The exterior view of the Bowness restaurant, Notable.

A large rotisserie oven was fired up as the evening began and was used to cook chicken, beef and flatbread - a warm makeshift fireplace for a lovely rainy evening in Calgary.

A server with mini tuna burgers - delicious and cooked perfectly; with the added crunch of sour pickles.

Mini flatbreads with vegetable salad and rotisserie chicken.

A buffet style table set with cheese, fried sweet potatoes, fried beets, and two types of olive tapenade.

Guests quickly devour the mini flatbreads.

A member of the cooking staff prepares roast beef sandwiches.

Spinach and speck rolls.

The band, Los Morenos, played Spanish infused music.

Wines from Cork and other purveyors were served at the event.

Bruno Marti (La Belle Auberge in Ladner, BC) one of Michael Noble's mentors.

Colourful, bursting fresh red-green tomatoes used as decoration.

The bar with wine bottles as a display.

Chicken ravioli.

The signature dessert of the restaurant.

Pastries topped with fruit.

Mini glazed-chocolate brownies.

Michael Noble and his wife Frederique.

The official Grand Opening of NOtabBLE (hereafter written as Notable), Michael Noble's new restaurant in Bowness proved to be quite the night. The rotisserie centrepiece was roaring with flames as guests arrived. Wine tastings were set up for guests, tables were filled with hors d'oeuvres, waiters busily carried food to and from the kitchen and Spanish music filled the air.

Noble who competed twice for Canada at the Bocuse d'Or World Cuisine has had a long culinary career and considers this restuarant as the culmination of his efforts. With his wife, Frederique and children by his side he spoke to the crowd about the people who have helped him realize his dream. "This place is about community. We do everything here with heart. We will make mistakes, we may even spill a glass of wine on you but we'll do it with heart," he explained. Bruno Marti, of La Belle Auberge in British Columbia and one of Noble's mentors was also present and addressed guests with a brief overview of Noble's career path.

As the first drops of rain began to fall outside, guests were cozy indoors sipping sparkling wine and congregating near the warmth of the rotisserie's fire.

4611 Bowness Road NW


Anonymous said...

It's in Montgomery, not Bowness. Different communities.

Daniel G. Wiest + Janis Hodgins said...

We were privy to a pre-opening dining experience at NOtaBLE last month that was nothing short of spectacular! Janis & I look forward to dining there in Calgary again. Michael Noble's latest venture is a work of art - both culinary and visual. Michael’s love of food and delight in sharing his talents shine through. Bravo!

City Style and Living said...

Thank you for letting us know about the community of Montgomery.

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