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There’s a new executive chef at Glasshouse Bistro & CafĂ©. Nathan Hansen, the restaurant’s former sous chef, was promoted when former executive chef Enrique Toledo left in December.

As chef of the moment, Hansen continues the restaurant’s philosophy of serving Canadian cuisine with locally sourced products and ingredients.

“Because it’s Canada’s 150th, we are trying very hard to support local business,” said Hansen.

“Everything on the lunch and dinner menu has been revamped except breakfast,” he added. One particular specialty, chicken in maple brine and covered with a brown sugar maple glaze, is a salute to Canada’s anniversary.

Hansen has also expanded the Thursday Tapas menu and prepares something different every week on Friday Fresh nights.

Glasshouse Bistro is located at the Enjoy Centre on Riel Drive. For more information call 780-651-7361.

A birthday anniversary is always cause for celebration and Canada’s 150th is stirring up new ideas among foodies.

Eat Alberta returns to learning, sharing and digesting the basics of Alberta’s favourite foods. The 2017 conference centres on participants stepping into the kitchen and learning to prepare classic Alberta dishes.

Allan Suddaby of Elm Café, Steve Brochu from Chartier and Shane Chartrand of Sage Restaurant are part of the dynamic chef lineup that mixes the best of modern culinary techniques with recipes from the past.

A delicious brunch, a keynote speech, and classes at NAIT’s Hokansan Centre for the Culinary Arts will be held on Sunday, March 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Details of sessions are available at eatalberta.ca/sessions.

The Edmonton International Beerfest, held March 24 and 25, celebrates all things beer – big and small from small boutique breweries to the big houses that have stood the test of time around the world.

With 200 beers available for sampling and a new lineup of entertainment, it’s a great time to grab a glass and roam through Shaw Conference Centre’s great atrium.

The event has sold out six years straight so patrons are advised to buy tickets early. Visit internationalbeerfest.com.

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