It had been a stressful day; I was rushing, my car hadn’t started in the -40°C weather, and I’d fallen on the ice a few times (nothing new for me, but my ego and the bruises still hurt). But all the worries of the day melted away instantly as I was led to a table at The Emerald Lounge, cozily situated next to a big crackling fireplace in the middle of the open-plan dining hall. I unwrapped myself from the layers of scarves, coats and jumpers and was instantly served a selection of organic teas that my companion, Danika, had kindly ordered for me while she had a hot chocolate (the perfect way to warm up during a cold snap).
The Emerald Lounge has a relaxing atmosphere, with elevated log-cabin décor and a huge floor-to-ceiling window displaying a spectacular view of the mountains. The menu offered a delicious array of choices, but I knew instantly what I wanted; the Orecchiette Mac & Cheese. The ultimate comfort food on a chilly winter’s day.