I've first heard about this place as a hidden gem from my coworkers. They rave about this lake and resort so we decided to come here for an anniversary. It's beautiful, absolutely gorgeous. When we got there, our room wasn't ready so we decided to hang out in the Kicking Horse Lounge
and it was a day where there were 2 weddings going on. It was fun to watch the wedding party and guests get ready for a night to remember!
This dining room is just off the lobby. To the left is their lounge (which we did enjoy) and to the right is their dining room. It's a beautiful property, so the ambiance is fantastic for anything really! I love ordering seafood from my mountain cities so it was no exception here. I ordered their Salmon
and the Skuna Bay Salmon skin was thin and crispy. The fish was delicate and perfectly cooked, and was accompanied with beets, parsnip, and a carrot slaw.
We also ordered their Ribeye Steak
, it was fun as it said it was Alberta Beef! This tender piece of ribeye had potatoes with it and everything was mouth-watering and met up to our expectations.
We don't always order dessert, and our rule of thumb is if the dinner was tasty enough, and we left room - then we will consider dessert. This day, we ordered dessert and had their White Chocolate Cheesecake
which was small, delicate, light and absolutely amazing!
Overall, the ambience and food was amazing. The food was so tasty and with that is the higher price tag. I do think it's worth it as it was food that needs to be brought in and made to perfection.
Every so and so, I enjoy entering a random pub just for a snack. This particular day, we went to Rose & Crown
in Banff as we walk by here all the time. We finally got to go in and try this little place!
As this is just a snack, it was pretty much just drink and appys. I decided to go for their Philly Spring Rolls
which is just as it sounds! Amazing shaved steak with peppers, onions and cheese and it's deep fried in a spring roll wrap instead of in a bun. This was absolutely delicious and it was a perfect portion size!
My hubby obviously has a different definition of a snack, as he ordered himself a Steak Pot Pie
but it's still not a meal. It doesn't actually matter though, as we can always eat at a later hour! The pot pie had tons of steak pieces and it was a wonderful pastry that topped the hearty filling.
This place is wonderful! The food was delicious and creative, the prices was decent and to top it off, it's in my favourite city in Alberta!
202 Banff Avenue
I have a quick day trip out to Jasper, and this time was weird as I'm know to have an awesome bladder... I really needed to go to the bathroom, so we went the first place that didn't need me to wait! So, we went to Something Else
which was a pretty big restaurant with a few table seated - so it could be either or for the restaurant.
The bathrooms were nice, just thought I'd mention that! I ordered an appetizer order of their Louisiana Shrimp Jambalaya
which was pretty delicious actually!! I'm usually skeptical about ordering seafood from a place I'm unfamiliar with, and being so far from home. I'm glad I braved this one as the shrimp was amazing, and the spice level in the jambalaya wasn't ridiculous!
We also ordered their Lunch Special
and this day it was either their Lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs with a soup. We grabbed their Lasagna
special and it started with a nice bowl of vegetable soup. I know I didn't have much but it was quite flavourful and it tasted like a tomato based vegetable soup.
The Lasagna was pretty big! It had lots of pasta layers filled with tons of meat sauce and then topped and baked mozzarella cheese! It was amazing and hearty!!
Overall, the experience was better than expected. The food was great, it was kind of right off the main street. We found parking, but somehow we always find street parking!! Had I known we were going to do a hike, I probably would've eaten more! Always figure it out first is my lesson to you! :)
621 Patricia Street