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My friend Blondie threw herself a divorce party. She and her friends decided to have the party at Sassi Kitchen and Bar in Mission, as they enjoyed their last girls’ night there. My own pictures of the restaurant didn’t turn out, so the next few photos below I stole from the restaurant’s Instagram account. To get you in the mood, let’s listen to one of my favourite break-up songs, You Oughta Know by Alanis Morrisette.
Sassi is not your typical Calgary restaurant. The room is beautifully decorated with lovely murals, dark chandeliers and lots of white furniture. The best time to dine is in the evening when it’s dark outside and the entire room lights up.
We were seated in the back – in our own private section with a section to stow away our coats and purses. Our server Vicki should be commended. She went out of her way to ensure we were comfortable, happy and having a good time.
Our table of 12 started off with prosecco, cheese and charcuterie ($30). We were able to do half and half of cheese and selection of Italian meats. The platter was filled with buttered warm pita bread, crunchy pickles, candied walnuts, dried fruit and a selection of condiments like honey, mustard and chutney.
I ordered a 9 ounce glass of Dancing Bull ($16) and the Homemade Ravioli ($24). I received 12 pieces of ravioli that was filled with a smooth filling of provolone cheese. The dish was creamy from the rich marscarpone cheese sauce, salty from the prosciutto and sweet from the figs. The toasted almond slivers added a pleasant crunch to the dish. I was starving when I started to eat and when I was done, I was stuffed.
I hear Sassi serves wonderful desserts. However, Blondie’s friends bought her a novelty cake… A picture says a thousand words. Though I try to keep this blog P-G rated, this cake is too darn nuts not to post! I hope their cutting humour doesn’t hurt your delicate senses.
Sassi excels with its hospitality and ambience. From the host to the owner (I think) coming over to say hello, our large group was made to feel welcomed and special. Considering this was a divorce party, the extra TLC meant a lot. Thanks Vicki for helping make the night a fun one.
I’d like to return to try the chicken liver pate and gnocchi. If you haven’t checked it out yet, drop by. The ravioli is tasty and the service (from Vicki) can’t be beat.