Chorney-Sales space: The 6ix serves up picture-perfect cocktails and crepe truffles

Chorney-Sales space: The 6ix serves up picture-perfect cocktails and crepe truffles

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Lately, on the subject of new bars and eating places, seems matter virtually, although fortunately not solely, as a lot as issues style. With so many Calgarians following eating places, lounges, and nightclubs world wide through social media, night-lifers anticipate our native scorching spots to reside as much as what they see on Instagram and TikTok. With that in thoughts, the homeowners of The 6ix, a brand new restaurant and cocktail lounge situated at – you bought it, the nook of sixth Road and sixth Avenue S.W. – have made holding on prime of developments the spine of their enterprise.

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The distinctive flower-covered characteristic seating space at 6ix at #200 638 6 Ave SW in downtown Calgary. Jim Wells/Postmedia Jim Wells/Postmedia

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As they designed the second-floor lounge that sits above a Japanese restaurant in part of downtown identified for its nightlife, Allan Cho and Parviz Afzaly considered locations that had impressed them whereas travelling. The colorful room is marked by an intensive flower-covered wall excellent for posing in entrance of with a cocktail or a cone of cotton sweet. The soft seating all through is equally eye-catching, with mid-century-inspired pink chairs and sprawling inexperienced banquets that lend to mixing and mingling.

“We needed to cater to people who find themselves all the time on social media and trying to get good photos,” Afzaly says. “We needed to present it a little bit of a London or Miami type of model with the floral wall and all the color within the area.”

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Proprietor Parviz Afzaly at 6ix downtown. Jim Wells/Postmedia Jim Wells/Postmedia

That very same mindset extends to The 6ix’s meals and drinks. They’ve acquired fancy bottle service and a collection of well-executed basic cocktails on the menu, however the greater promoting level is a piece of the drink menu labelled “goblets.” These three-ounce drinks are usually not solely essentially the most inventive on the subject of fruity flavours but additionally include over-the-top sweet garnishes, all arriving on the desk with a dramatic puff of dry ice. At $35 every you’re paying for the expertise as a lot because the contents of the drink, however that’s a part of the enjoyable with these sorts of social media-savvy venues.

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The Peach Please goblet cocktail is proven at 6ix at #200 638 6 Ave SW in downtown Calgary on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Jim Wells/Postmedia Jim Wells/Postmedia

The meals at The 6ix isn’t fairly as flashy as these show-stopping goblets, however the lounge provides an attention-grabbing array of tapas-style bites to go along with the drinks. There’s a robust Asian affect right here, with a collection of sushi hand roll “tacos” ($9 every), applewood smoked ajitsuke tamago (Japanese eggs) in a house-made soy sauce ($11) and crunchy hen karaage in a mustard seed yuzu dressing ($12). Europe additionally performs an element, with high-end Iberico ham imported from Spain ($49) and bowls of Italian Castelvetrano olives ($8).

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Sushi tacos (Ahi tuna, Ora King Salmon and Hokkaido Particular Salmon) at 6ix. Jim Wells/Postmedia Jim Wells/Postmedia
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The calling card of 6ix is the specifically crafted crepe cake. Jim Wells/Postmedia Jim Wells/Postmedia

The plot twist at The 6ix is that, regardless of all the effort put into these particulars, the lounge’s actual calling card is a baking case stuffed with mille crêpe truffles flown in from the Girl M bakery, based mostly out of New York Metropolis. Mille crêpes – primarily a stack of crepes separated by beneficiant layers of pastry cream – are usually not a brand new invention, however Girl M provides a Japanese-inspired model of the French dessert, with flavours like inexperienced tea, purple yam, and passionfruit. The truffles have a creamier texture than a typical mille crêpe, with the 20 layers of ultra-thin crepes virtually melting into the filling for a dessert smooth sufficient to be simply eaten with a spoon. The exclusivity of and high quality of those truffles means they aren’t low cost ($16.88 for a slice or $152.80 for many flavours should you’d like a whole cake), however they’ve already confirmed to be extremely common, including to the attract of this photo-ready hangout.

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The 6ix Lounge is situated at #200, 638 sixth Ave. S.W. and could be reached via the6canada.com. The lounge opens every day at 1 p.m. and closes at midnight Sunday via Wednesday and at 2 a.m. Thursday via Saturday.

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The Dom champagne wall is proven at 6ix. Jim Wells/Postmedia Jim Wells/Postmedia
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The inside seating space is proven at 6ix. Jim Wells/Postmedia Jim Wells/Postmedia
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Tempura Nori Chips at 6ix. Jim Wells/Postmedia Jim Wells/Postmedia

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A brand new H-Mart location opened not too long ago in Beacon Hill and along with promoting a plethora of Korean merchandise and elements, the shop additionally hosts the primary Canadian location of the favored Tous Les Jours bakery. The Korean franchise is rather more than your typical grocery retailer bakery – this roomy part within the nook of the H-Mart options an enormous collection of French-style baked items with an Asian twist. Search for cream-filled breads, yuzu hand-pies, savoury croissants, extravagant truffles and different high-quality goodies.

It’s tasty stuff and definitely price a go to to the northwest. The H-Mart is situated at 11810 Sarcee Path NW and is open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Lastly, should you’re on the lookout for a fuss-free reward, Alberta Meals Excursions has simply launched its newest spherical of Alberta Care Packages. These containers, all stuffed with merchandise from Alberta-based companies, can simply be despatched to anybody who wants a pick-me-up, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Olds-based Meals Water Wellness Basis. This season’s choices embrace the “Curl Up with a Good Ebook” field (which features a copy of Alberta Meals Excursions’ Karen Anderson’s Eat Alberta First Cookbook), an artisanal chocolate field, and a “luxurious version” field stuffed with two dozen premium native meals objects. Packing containers could be ordered via https://alberta-food-tours.myshopify.com/

Elizabeth Chorney-Sales space could be reached at [email protected]. Observe her on Instagram at @elizabooth or join her publication at hungrycalgary.substack.com.

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