Browsing all articles tagged with Banff

A Weekend Road Trip to Banff

The Bison Banff menu

Earlier this fall, I got to have a little mountain getaway in Banff while taking the new Volkswagen Touareg for a spin. The weekend of relaxing (which I don’t do often) and eating wrapped up nicely with this beauty of a breakfast pizza from The Bison, but let’s rewind 48 hours here back to the beginning.

Volkswagen Touareg 2014

Now, most of you would find this hard to believe, but I lived in Calgary sans-vehicle for almost 7 years until this summer when I decided that it was probably time to get a set of wheels again. While it was nice having a reliable 2008 car in my possession in August, it was even cooler to be able to drive this one for a few days. I’m not a vehicle expert by any means, but it was nice to head out to the mountains in an SUV that had all kinds of voice activations, navigation systems and more. Yes, my car sitting outside my home was seeming older and older by the minute the closer we drove to The Rockies.

read more


Bon Appetit Banff: Ten Days of Good Eating!

This past snowy long weekend, my friend, Stephanie and I were able to get a little taste of Banff’s annual restaurant festival, Bon Appetit Banff. The ten day event, which began yesterday, involves over twenty different establishments around the town, ranging from pubs to fine dining. Much like Calgary’s The Big Taste, participating restaurants will offer diners a three course meal at prix fix prices ranging at great price points ($25, $35, or $45).

Seeing as Banff is only a short (and beautiful) drive from Calgary, heading to the mountains for dinner again soon is looking very appealing to me. We had the opportunity to try out some dishes from several of the restaurants taking part in Bon Appetit Banff. Here’s a bit of preview…

The Primrose Dining Room, located inside of The Rimrock Hotel, had a nice selection of dishes for us to enjoy. Their warm dining room is lined with tall windows with views of their back courtyard and snow-covered trees.

Primrose Restaurant (Rimrock Resort Hotel) on Urbanspoon

We sampled a very weather-appropriate, Coconut Curry Chicken, a Lobster and Snow Crab Pappardelle with marscapone, and, last, but not least, an interesting take on ‘surf ‘n turf’ consisting of braised short rib and steelhead trout.

Primrose’s Short Rib and Steelhead Trout ‘Surf ‘n Turf’.

read more

Follow us on Twitter! Follow us on Twitter!
For great food ideas and possibly some laughs follow me on twitter!

Recent Posts



Flickr Photostream
So happy for Kara @ourPARKonline for a SOLD-OUT amazing PARK Show 2011! Great night! Give her some props #yycAwesome. Tassels are a gal's best friend. PARK Show 2011. Lookin' good! How's your night #yyc?Cheers to spring! PARK Show #yyc @ourPARKonline #yyc #fashion #Canada #awesomePhotographers a plenty. Amazing talent thus far at PARK show @ourPARKonline Click, click. #yyc #fashion #Canadathe ever talented @joeycamacho and @Caitlin_Power at PARK show 2011 @ourPARKonline. Awesome #yycSee...@Caitlin_Power does like me.

Powered by WordPress