this year i was invited to participate in canmore uncorked; a 13-day food & drink festival set among the backdrop of the canadian rocky mountains.
now in its second year, the festival, running from april 7-19, is offering two new signature events as well as special set price menus showcasing the town's remarkable dining experience. participating restaurants will feature three-course meals highlighting their signature dishes at either $19, $29, or $39.
in addition to the price fixed menu, diners (mr handsome & i included) can take part in progressive dinner tours that start out sampling craft beers at the grizzly paw brewery, before continuing on a guided tour of 4 or 5 restaurants, where you enjoy a signature dish and a perfectly paired glass of wine at each.
mr. handsome & i took part in the 'peaks of canmore' progressive tour, highlighting the finest restaurants canmore has to offer.
to say this dinner was great would be an understatement. each course was beautifully plated, tasted heavenly and matched perfectly with a glass of wine.
here is a delicious snapshot into our evening. cheers. xo.
first the beer, then the food....
mountain mercato | trio of crostini | tomato & mozzarella di bufala, bundnerfleish, pickled fennel & truffle oil, fair winds chèvre & seasonal preserve
sage bistro & wine lounge | tuna salad nicoise | rare-seared ahi tuna, haricot vert, anchovy, duck fat confit fingerling potato, local galimax tomato, quail egg, nicoise olives, vinaigrette
crazyweed kitchen | sticky five spice spare ribs | slow roast, thick 5 spice spare ribs w/ sweet, sticky, spicy sauce. pickled vegetables w/ daikon & crispy potato ruffles
murrieta's bar & grill | angus reserve tagliata, lemon garlic new potato, fresh herbs, wild arugula, grana padano
habitat restaurant & bar | creme brûlée duo | caramel & orange-rosemary
is it too soon to start dreaming about next year?
i plan on keeping my calendar open so that i can take in some of the other events like long table dinner, whiskey festival, and of course, brunch.
canmore uncorked runs until april 19th. for more infomration or for tickets visit canmoreuncorked.com