Each autumn the 5 ladies in our family celebrate our birthdays together…not that our actual birthdays are the same date, but it’s just what we have decided to do.
Yesterday was the day….we picked a special restaurant for lunch….Red River College’s Culinary Institute, now located in the Union building, the former Royal Bank location. This college has turned out some very successful chefs, and the restaurant is the training center for hospitality and food preparation.
For me, the food was not the major attraction. When I was 18, I worked across the street from this building, right next door to City Hall. After 6 months with the company I was with, I was so delighted when I was offered a position in the accounting department, which incidentally became my much loved life work. Every day I would run across the street to deposit our daily cash. I loved that bank!..the ornate ceilings, the marble counters, the wrought iron cages…all of it!
So to see the renovated building as a restaurant was intriguing , and I appreciated the way the old features were incorporated.
Wrought iron cages used as dividers:
Those gorgeous ceilings:
The open food prep area behind the marble counters:
My next posting will have photos of the food.