A New Gem: Chef Jonathan Ruby @ The Makk on 124November 02, 2013
Gosh, I love puns. Gem, Ruby, heehee. Ok. So about a two months ago, The Makk on 124 revealed that they had brought in their new Executive Chef, Jonathan Ruby, from the West Coast. I was contacted by Matt, the owner, to stop by for a preview and taste of the menu, and I couldn't be more excited. It's one thing when a restaurant gets a new local chef, but to bring in someone brand new into the culinary scene always gets me curious.
The Makk on 124 - 10418 124 Street - Edmonton AB
So how did the evening go? I was pretty impressed with the menu change and the obvious effort that was put into cooking each dish. There were little things that I felt hindered perfect execution, but overall it was a lovely evening and the food was great. At the end of dinner we were told that The Makk is now trying to start up a "Sunday Supper" each week, so that families are able to come out and enjoy a family style meal for a set price. The Makk on 124 remains committed to serving diners with quality food while supporting as many local producers as possible. Looking at the pricing on the regular menu, the Makk isn't really going to be the go-to restaurant that you visit once a week. Reserve it for special occasions to celebrate with the significant people in your life and enjoy the meal!
Disclaimer: as I was invited to try the restaurant, views expressed in this post are solely mine. This post is 100% my opinion, and as always, my priority is to you, the reader, to present an unbiased, thorough review