04 July 2019
Seeking out the best food experiences a region offers is one of the true pleasures of travel. After all, if you can’t indulge when you’re on holidays, when can you?
It’s for this reason that a trip aboard Rocky Mountaineer spotlights the flavours, ingredients and culinary experiences that make this part of the globe so special. When travelling through this spectacular corner of the world, these five unique dining experiences will deliver the goods:
Enjoy a side serve of mountain views in Banff
Home to an abundance of dramatic, sheer peaks, Banff is the most-visited national park in Canada for a good reason. Take it all in with a memorable meal at Sky Bistro. Sitting at 3000 feet above Banff, this lofty eatery knows how to impress. Ride the gondola up, then dine on bison tenderloin or sustainably caught salmon while taking in blockbuster views of six Canadian Rocky Mountain ranges. Looking for a challenge? Avid hikers will relish working up an appetite by hiking up the mountain before eating, then catching the gondola back down afterwards.
Drink up on Granville Island in Vancouver
A hub for local producers, head to this popular spot to taste fresh fish, artisanal cheese, sourdough bread, small-batch spirits, gourmet chocolate, and sustainable honey. Offering daily tours and tastings, Granville Island Brewing is a big drawcard for locals and visitors alike. Why not visit the taproom to taste German-style Pilsners, English Pale Ales and West Coast IPAs, then wander the market to fill up on locally-sourced seafood and other handmade treats?
Experience a sparkling surprise in Whistler
Champagne fans will love how Whistler’s Bearfoot Bistro celebrates one of the world’s best drops. Offering the unique chance to lop the top off a bottle of Dom Perignon with a sabre, the bistro is the perfect place to celebrate an anniversary, retirement or birthday. Under the supervision of sword-slinging restaurant staff who know what they’re doing (the restaurant’s founder, André Saint-Jacques once set a world record by sabering 21 bottles of champers in a minute) you'll be handling a sabre like a pro in no time.
Warm up with fondue at Lake Louise
Overlooking an expansive, glacier-fed, turquoise lake, the imposing Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a landmark property that has to be seen to be believed. Savour the majesty of the experience by sharing some traditional Swiss fondue with a group – a warming way to celebrate the occasion and come together with friends, old and new.
Dine in a scenic restaurant like no other
Extraordinary food experiences can also be found aboard Rocky Mountaineer. Sumptuous, three-course meals prepared with ingredients inspired by the local regions are served with complimentary Okanagan wines in both GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Service. As you dine, look out the window and you’ll see a revolving backdrop of forested mountains and glistening lakes – an ever-changing view you’ll savour for years to come.
Inspired to experience Rocky Mountaineer for yourself? Talk to your Travel Counsellor about packages today.