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 needed a nice dinner as I was dragged to an unexpected frozen canyon walk and thought I deserved a nice dinner! No, I have no logic in my mind - but any excuse to have a fancier dinner, I'll make up some sort of excuse! We found ourselves waiting in line at Villa Caruso Restaurant
but with the amount of people in line, I had high hopes.
By the time we got in, the service was quite slow but we weren't on any time schedule at all so we had all night. We had a window seat where we watched trains go by, cars get stuck in snow, etc... so, it wasn't a problem!
I knew I wanted seafood and I knew it was good as I was told it was good! So, I ordered their Tuna Steak
which was a large piece of tuna, Cajun spiced and delious.
My hubby was super hungry and so he ordered himself a 10oz Prime Rib steak which was fork tender, full of flavour and a great cut of meat! It wasn't fatty or dry.
Overall, we spent a long time here, but the food was worth the wait. They left us alone most the time, but we didn't need anything either! It was a great experience overall!
Villa Caruso Restaurant
640 Connaught Drive
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