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Mark Pavelich

It’s all in the ingredients Characters Restaurant

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If you have not experienced fresh, you need to do yourself a favour and find somewhere that knows how to give you fresh and heading to the big chain supermarket is not where fresh typically comes from… Finding the best grade of food, like cooking, can be an art form, and fortunately for us, Chef Shonn Oborowsky at Characters Restaurant has the art of feeding us FRESH.

If you follow Chef Shonn on a Saturday morning you will be sure to head down a busy street where fresh fruit and vegetable vendors come and market their locally sourced produce. The smell is that of nature, and Chef Shonn examines the colour, texture, smell, and taste of each ingredient he is about to turn into a vibrant work of art on a plate.

When you enjoy Characters restaurant you get the quality you deserve because there really isn’t another option to Chef Shonn, and it immediately translates to the plate and then to the palate. This level of freshness is incredibly rare in this part of the world and we are extremely lucky to have it at this level in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

With Valentine’s day here, be sure to book Valentine’s week so you too can experience the level of expertise that Chef Shonn gives you with every single course that comes out of his kitchen, you will not be disappointed!

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The Cities Most Romantic ELEVATOR!

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The Cities Most Romantic ELEVATOR!

When thinking of a romantic spot for dinner, one might think of Paris, or Venice, maybe the Hills of Switzerland, Niagara Falls, or Old Quebec City. But you most likely would not think that one of the most romantic places in the City of Edmonton is actually an ELEVATOR!

Characters Restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada boasts the Cities Top chef, Shonn Oborowsky, his artistic take on mouth watering cuisine leaves you satisfied and inspired after every meal. But beyond the food, and too rarely talked about, is the beautiful dining room that Chef Shonn creates in!

Even deeper is an incredibly unique table for 2 located in, you guessed it, an old elevator car! Of course this is decked out in the restaurants theme, but the top-down sliding doors can lock you and your date away on an incredibly romantic evening! In fact MANY people have discovered this gem, and there have even been wedding proposals in the elevator!

That would be a great way to tell the story of your engagement “Yes, He proposed to me in and ELEVATOR!” Give Characters a call and reserve the elevator for your next big date! Be sure to mention if you are planning to pop the big question!!!

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On Set At Characters Restaurant For The Short Film “The Moustache”

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Behind the scenes here at Characters Restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for some of the filming of the short film “The Moustache” in December 2017. An amazing production by Silverayne Productions staring Donovan Workun who started atomicimprov, and is on The CBC’s Irrelevant Show.

We’re excited to see the finished project and we had a wonderful time working with all of you. Thanks again.

Photography by Jonathan Deschenes

You Have Not Experienced Edmonton, Until You Have Experienced Characters!

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It is, sadly, a common thing for people to knock Edmonton, Alberta. Admittedly yes, ok Edmonton can be horrendous in the Winter… But what is simply untrue is that Edmonton is just a “Blue-Collar” town that really doesn’t understand about food or drink. But I would tell you that you have not experienced Edmonton for yourself then! And if you are ready to change your opinion on this town, it’s time to experience Characters Restaurant!

Characters restaurant is the brainchild of Chef Shonn Oborowsky, a world traveled, artistic genius that not only creates compelling dishes in his beautiful building in downtown Edmonton, but creates a culinary EXPERIENCE that transcends all preconceived ideas that Edmonton, has no class.

Allowing yourself to be submerged in the journey that Characters Restaurant takes you on has been a MUST for many years in the city. People from all over the world make sure to book a reservation whenever they are in Edmonton, and it is time that you do as well!

For the local Edmontonian, it is rather easy to debunk the stereotypes that are spewed unknowingly in their direction, they just look at you and say, “Clearly you have not been to Characters yet.”

Book your Characters experience with Chef Shonn Oborowsky today! 

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Characters Restaurant, The Art of Dining

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What if I told you that you have a famous artist, sports athlete, musician, downtown offering to show you what they did in an up close, personal look? You would probably love to experience that right? Well guess what, the city of Edmonton Alberta has one of today’s top chefs, creating works of art, for YOU to experience NOW. So why haven’t you left yet?

Chef Shonn Oborowsky began his culinary education at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts. In pursuit of his culinary dreams, Shonn traveled the globe to work and study. His stops ranged from Hawaii to Switzerland, where he finished his formal education at Centre International de Glion in Bulle.

But knowing a bit of back story really does not say enough. Creativity is where this culinary experience begins, passion is where the creativity starts to form, and vision is how all of that becomes a reality. To explain the level of genius that goes into every dish at Characters restaurant could fill books, it is revolutionary, it is truly an experience.

Chef Shonn is a visionary, he sketches what his mind sees into his notebook, studying the images he looks for those ingredients, not any will do, they must fulfill his vision. Working like an artist he formulates and prepares the piece, and finally his grand reveal, it is set on the table to be enjoyed, by you.

It is time for you to have an Experience at Characters Restaurant. Be one that experiences the mind of an artist come to life before your eyes!

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