We’ve all heard the old familiar saying that food brings people together. Family-style dinners are surging in popularity for diners everywhere and restaurants are taking note. For YPs this means a communal table where platters of food are passed around making dinner a group gathering that cultivates friendly rapport since food is shared rather than simply plated and served to each individual guest. By this very nature of sharing the same meal, you and fellow guests can make an instant connection through what’s on your plate.
For places that offer a family-style special menu you don’t even have to think about it. You just say we’re having the family dinner and they do all the work. The following are our three top picks in Calgary offering family dinners:
Every Sunday evening Model Milk offers a feast of wholesome goodness served family-style. For $35 per person, you get several different dishes to share amongst the table. Their menu changes, giving people an opportunity to try something new weekly. Past menus have included braised duck with apricots and hazelnuts and braised collards.
Already a restaurant whos concept is dishes that are ‘shareable style’, they bring diners Sunday Roast "Italian style" from 5-7pm. For $29 per person, you get a roast of some sort along with accompanying sides.
Franca’s Italian Specialties
This unassuming restaurant has some of the best Italian in the city. Join them every Saturday for Saturday Night Family Dinner. For $39.95 you get a full dinner, aka several dishes to satisfy your hunger along with a glass of wine.
Photo courtesy Model Milk