Born near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France, owner/operator Gilles Brassart grew up in the kitchen surrounded by simple, fresh flavours and passion for food. After running two successful restaurant and bar projects in San Francisco, Gilles arrived in Calgary late in 2008. Welcoming his daughter Lola-Rose into the world that winter, another labour of love was in its infancy: Cassis, a warm, accessible approach to cuisine drawn straight from Gilles roots in the south of France.
Finding a kindred spirit in L'Epicerie executive Chef Dominique Moussu, the philosophy and flavours of Cassis emerged. Authentic dishes inspired by the south of France and created with local, seasonal produce hand-selected daily from Market 17 next door. French and Canadian wines from J.Webb Wines carefully chosen to pair perfectly with Cassis Bistros approachable, delicious food dishes you will crave as soon as you leave. Warm, friendly service grounded in passion, not just for food and wine, but for nourishing people in all ways.
Chef Dominique Moussu, Cassis Bistro's Executive Chef, hails from Brittany, France where he apprenticed at a Michelin star restaurant after graduating from the Brevet d'Etudes Professionelles. Moussou’s career took him all over Europe cooking in top luxury hotels including The Savoy in London. Moussou was also Executive Chef and Managing Partner at TEATRO in Calgary before opening L'Epicerie June 20th 2008.
Our talented Pastry Chef Kazumi Sato excels in the art of French pastry. Considering her training, it’s no surprise. Sato studied and worked at the famous CLUB HARIE in Japan, where she worked with some of the World Top pastry Chefs. Chef Sato continued on to Calgary, where she flourished as a pastry cook for Teatro and studied Italian desserts under the guidance of Chef Giuseppe Di Gennaro of Cappo. She went on to oversee dessert creations at Vendome, where she realized her true passion for pastry creation. She has been proudly preparing decadent delights at Cassis Bistro for 2 years.
The Cassis family welcomes you to our table. Bon Appétit!
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