My food blogger friend Anna of Anna’s Appetite and I decided to try Cassis Bistro for lunch one Saturday last month. Cassis Bistro is located in the Casel Marché complex just off 17th Ave SW, which is also home to Vie Café, J. Webb Wine Merchant, In Bloom Florists, and Market 17. The executive chef of Cassis Bistro, Dominque Moussu, is also the one behind the French deli, L’Epicerie and Le Petit Mousse at the Calgary Farmer’s Market.
It was a bit too early for alcohol so we opted to try Fentiman’s Victorian Lemonade ($3.50). It was delicious and a refreshing way to start off our meal. I also liked that it was not too sweet.
We then shared an order of the Marinated Provencal Olives ($5). The olives were good, though not particularly memorable. When it comes to olives, my favourite ones are still the marinated variety from Without Papers Pizza.
My friend Anna had the Croque Madame ($16), which was a warm sandwich filled with ham, bechamel sauce, cheese, and was topped with a fried egg. The sandwich was served with a mixed salad.
I ordered the Croque Monsieur ($15), which was basically similar to the Croque Madame except without the fried egg. The sandwich was well-executed and tasty. I was glad that I opted to forgo the fried egg as the sandwich was already very heavy and rich from the bechamel sauce and cheese. The accompanying salad was well-dressed and well-seasoned. Overall, though the sandwich was delicious, I didn’t think it had much of a wow factor. I’d probably want to try something different, like the quiche, on my next visit to Cassis Bistro.
2505 17 Ave SW