Since it was announced that local chef Kenny Kaechele would be opening his new restaurant Kama in the Beltline, we’ve all been excited to hear more.
Kama is a new concept coming to Calgary, with fresh and vibrant dishes that celebrate the beauty and culture of the Mediterranean region.
With a hopeful opening sometime in March, Kama will provide guests with a relaxing vibe with even cooler drinks.
To shed some light on the new restaurant, highly respected Chef Kenny spoke to Dished about what Calgarians can expect from his new restaurant.
“Composed of small plates and sharing dishes, the menu is a collection of some reimagined classics and many original dishes influenced by the regions surrounding the Mediterranean,” chef Kenny told Dished.
“We will have a weekday happy hour, weekend brunch, and an entire department dedicated to events and group meals. There are four categories on the menu: mezze and tapas, small plates, vegan and grilled, braised and roasted,” he added.
Here, the cuisine will be modern and rustic Mediterranean, with influences from all over the region.
“There won’t be a definable kitchen in Kama; rather a mix of dishes inspired by the beauty and bounty of the Mediterranean region,” Chef Kenny said.
“I believe that many of the world’s great culinary traditions began in this land, and as a chef, I find myself craving the simple yet timeless flavors of these old world cuisines.”
The tradition of ingredients and flavors will surely be evident in every menu item, but with the exciting creativity that has made Chef Kenny a well-known chef across the country.
“I will reinvigorate forgotten classics and introduce bold new flavors with a menu that invites and entices,” Chef Kenny said.
“A balance between the familiar and the exotic, carried by an excellent technique and respect for the ingredients”, he continues.
Kama is positioned to be a beacon of exceptionally good food, incredible ambiance and beautifully uplifting atmosphere in a carefully curated setting.
This carefully curated setting is the result of a collaboration with Amanda Hamilton Interior Design on Kama’s design.
“There will be a magnificent arched entrance, a large glass wine display, retractable windows on two walls that allow for an interior patio during the warmer months, a centrally located U-shaped bar where the art of mixology and cocktail craftsmanship will be on display,” Chef Kenny said.
“There is a large opening to the kitchen, Italian marble surfaces over the bar, the kitchen hatch and another seating area built around a column.”
“The decor includes lots of metal architectural elements, burnished steel accents, tiles, sheer draperies, floor rugs, a few plants and some really cool lighting and furniture,” he added.
Kama is one of the most exciting upcoming restaurant openings in Calgary, so stay tuned for details on an official opening date.
Originally slated to open last fall, mid-March is now the time of year to see doors open here.
Address: 211 11th Avenue SW, Calgary