Father-son restaurateur duo Tim and Tyco Huska believe their new Moose Jaw enterprise, Kergano’s, is the sort of place one can find arts and culture, an inviting friendly environment with caring community-orientated staff, as well as soulful nurturing cuisine, emphasizing local and organic ingredients.
“If you want something that’s fresh with a bit of a twist, you’ll like Kergano’s,” said 48-year-old Tim, head chef at the family business.
According to Tim, from the bread to the beef, everything in his restaurant is baked, butchered and smoked by the staff. The restaurant utilizes its own grown herbs and anything they can’t make, Tim said they try as much as possible to buy locally.
“We really take pride in local,” he said, adding the seafood must be shipped in from out of province, but he nonetheless assures the fish are “fresh off the boat.”
Tuesday was the first official day of operations at Kergano’s, which restaurant manager Tyco, 25, said is based on his family’s background in Ukrainian cuisine, but goes far beyond one genre and features dishes influenced from many different cultures, from North America to Spain.
“We’re kind of worldwide in our cooking influences,” Tyco told the Times-Herald. He said Kergano’s isn’t just about delicious and fresh cuisine. The restaurant aspires to satisfy Moose Jaw’s cultural hunger with a certain artistic flavour, which includes various local original paintings on the walls. The restaurant is located on the zero block of High Street West.
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