Escoba Bistro

Escoba has a contemporary menu that is described as Mediterranean comfort food, and is strongly influenced by the wine they serve. In fact, each dish comes with a suggested wine pairing.

And although there are many Mediterranean dishes on the menu, there are influences from many other types of cuisines as well, including the local flavours of Calgary. The Bison and Mushroom Dumplings demonstrate this by combining crisp buttermilk onions and double smoked bacon with truffle crème fraiche. The Escoba Spring Rolls combine Mediterranean flavours within an Asian dish to create an unforgettable appetizer.

For those Calgary diners looking for a meaty entrée, be sure to check out the Duo of Lamb and Bison with gorgonzola smashed potatoes, and roasted vegetables with a red wine reduction. If you’re craving seafood, the Seafood Bouillabaisse is sure to satisfy. This dish combines salmon, shrimp, scallops, tuna, mussels and lobster with peppers, tomatoes, confit potatoes in a fennel and saffron broth.

Escoba also offers a variety of Mediterranean-influenced flatbreads. The Grilled Chicken and Shrimp Flatbread features charred corn, red peppers and red onion on a sundried tomato pesto with chipotle aioli and smoked Gouda.

Escoba reminds patrons to “plan ahead” on their dessert menu, and with offerings like Truffles and Port for Two and Cookies and Cream, it’s easy to see why. Luckily there`s a dessert tasting platter with a sample size of four mini size desserts.

While Escoba Bistro is the perfect place to take star employees to celebrate company achievements, the restaurant regularly hosts parties and events. The restaurant can accommodate a group of up to 185 people for dinner or over 300 for cocktail functions. Escoba, 624 8th Avenue Southwest, 403-543-8911.