Tag Archive: rocky mountain restaurants

Wine from Lake Breeze in BC at Banff's Big Taste

Banff’s Big Taste: An Ultimate Foodie Event

January 24, 2017 11:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Once inside the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel, it was easy to find the Grand Tasting Hall for the third annual Banff’s Big Taste — we just followed our noses. Enticing smells from the night’s à la minute prepared food led us to in the Castle in the Rockies’ elegant Riverview Room. Over a dozen local restaurants each offered two food samples paired... View Article

Rare steak from Chucks Steakhouse

New Beef on the Block

December 12, 2016 2:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Alberta is no stranger to great steak, and neither is Banff. The town has many steakhouses to choose from if you want anything from an open-faced steak sandwich to a premium steak. The newest, Chuck’s Steakhouse, recently joined the crowd on Banff Ave. Shortly after its opening, I spoke with owner Mike Mendelman and executive... View Article

Gourmet burger and wedges at Whitehorn Bistro

Elevated Dining at Whitehorn Bistro

July 14, 2016 9:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Lake Louise is a hiker’s paradise in summer. While I hike elsewhere in the Canadian Rockies, I always find the mountains most impressive here. After your adventures, refuel with a meal at Whitehorn Bistro at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. The housemade Signature Whitehorn Burger is a fan favourite at the bistro, located at the... View Article

Pouring a cocktail at Park Distillery in Banff

Booze-Infused Night at Park Distillery

June 4, 2016 10:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

First impressions told me Park Distillery was unique: campfire-inspired cuisine, a lodge-like building and housemade spirits that make this the only distillery in a Canadian National Park. I ate there with friends one Friday evening. The weekend had brought glamorous out-of-towners and dressed-down locals to the chic Banff Avenue venue furnished with cabin accents. Seating... View Article

Bear St Tavern Banff Pizza

Light Lunch at the Bear Street Tavern

May 17, 2016 11:50 am Published by Leave your thoughts

“What do you want for lunch?” This question has stumped many a hesitant diner. Fortunately for me, it’s a pretty easy choice when I’m in Banff. With a surplus of patios and heaps of delicious fare, I can always find something to suit. On this particular day, a few friends of mine were passing through Banff... View Article

An array of food from Chili's in Banff

Spicy Après-Ski Eats at Chili’s

March 14, 2016 1:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While Chili’s may not be in the heart of town (it’s located in the Fox Hotel in Banff Avenue’s accommodation district), this Mexican restaurant offers a comfortable dining experience and delicious eats – exactly what I was craving after a busy Saturday at the ski hill. My dining companions and I were seated upon arrival, and made the... View Article

Vegetarian food at Nourish Bistro in Banff

Vegetarian Heaven at Nourish Bistro

March 24, 2015 11:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When my parents came to Banff for a weekend visit, I packed their time with as many local sights and flavours as I could, and that meant a fair bit of elk, bison, beef and poutine. It was time for something vegetarian. After two days of meat-heavy dishes, my boyfriend and I thought it’d be... View Article