Cool thing No. 58 on this blog
I was really thrilled to open the pages of Avenue Magazine Calgary in October and find a full page spread about the new “Eat the Castle” tour that my company Alberta Food Tours, Inc has developed in partnership with the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. In just over two hours, guests indulge in food and a drink pairing at four of the hotel’s restaurants: Stock Food & Drink, The Vermillion Room, 1888 Chop House and Grapes. Plus our wonderfully informed guides bring the history, art and architecture alive with their stories of the people that built and keep the spirit of this iconic national historic site thriving.
Now, whether it is winter, spring, summer or fall, you can enjoy an in-depth experience with exclusive access to these fabulous venues and the chefs that create the food to match this luxurious setting.
Read more about the tour at the source – Avenue Magazine Calgary’s article: Dine at Four Fairmont Banff Springs Restaurants on a New Tour with Alberta Food Tours
Enjoy a few more photos of the the tour here.
Got food lovers on your shopping list? Click on my annual “Gift this” list for Calgary’s City Palate magazine above to find some inspiration for your gifting this year.
Or, if you are heading to the mountains before the holidays, check out the 17 ideas from businesses I profiled in the Town of Canmore on the Canmore Food Tours blog here.
Celebrate Canada 150 by showering your loved ones with Alberta and Canadian-made. What better way to stay True North, Strong and Free?
Cool thing #55 on this blog.
Last week, on a bluebird sky day in the town of Turney Valley, Alberta’s first craft distillery, Eau Claire, launched its first, limited edition release of Single Malt Whisky. They call it “farm to glass” whisky and say that it encapsulates the best of Alberta – blue skies, mountain fresh water, malted barley and entrepreneurial spirit. Indeed, they grow their own barley and harvest it with draft horses just a few miles from the distillery. They also use crystal clear waters from the Rocky Mountains and it has taken an amazing entrepreneurial spirit and fortitude to bring this accomplishment to pass.
The rewards? Eau Claire has achieved international recognition for their premium spirits and the Single Malt Whisky was so highly anticipated that their first release of 1,000 bottles has already sold out. Continue reading
Read the article at the source: Concerned, But Not Wanting To Offend, Canada Quietly Plants Privacy Hedge Along Entire U.S. Border.
photo via @outandabouter with gratitude
That was a beauty, eh? The Canadian sense of humour is officially cool thing no. 52 on this blog. I love our True North Strong and Free and this is likely the only “hedge fund” I’d ever invest in but seriously, I’d never let one silly orange president (small “p” – if you know what I mean) stop me from loving my friends and their country.
It’s even more important to be our nice Canadian selves right now. It’s the only way to truly savour it all.
Wayne Sheridan, owner of Situation Brewing – photo credit – Karen Anderson
By the end of 2017 Alberta will have close to 60 microbreweries. That’s a cool thing (no. 51 on this blog) because in 2013 there were only 14. Here’s a little background on why local kegs are increasingly what’s on tap at your favourite watering hole. Continue reading