Weekend Events

Spend the entire weekend celebrating fine wine and gourmet food in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Be sure to book early, as tickets sell extremely quickly! Also experience the numerous Late Night Celebrations taking place throughout the town.

WEEKEND EVENTS - FRIDAY MAY 4TH

Taste of Switzerland

Location:      Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant, The High Country Inn (415 Banff Ave)
Website:       www.ticinorestaurant.com
Time:            6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm
Tickets:        $90 per person, inclusive of gratuity & tax

Pass through the threshold of Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant, and leave with a new appreciation for fine food and enchanting service. Experience a fabulous four-course Swiss-themed dinner paired with palate pleasing wines from a hidden gem in the heart of the Rockies. There are only 24 tickets available for a Friday evening that will transport you to Europe, if only for a few hours.

For tickets and information, contact Erwin or Matthew at 403-762-3848

Dine Around Canada

Location:     Eden at Rimrock Resort Hotel (300 Mountain Avenue)
Website:      www.rimrockresort.com
Time:            8:00pm
Tickets:        $175 per person, inclusive of gratuity & tax

Western Canada's only 5 Diamond Dining Room showcases a decadent 5 course Canadian themed dinner with wine pairings, carefully selected by the 5 on-staff sommeliers. Eden boasts the finest in dining, service and scenic views in Banff. Tickets include Valet Parking, a 5 course meal with wine pairings and an Eden Breakfast snack at departure. There are only 24 tickets available for this exclusive event.

For tickets and information, contact the Eden Dining Room Reservations line at 403-762-1848.

Authentic New England Clam Bake - Sold Out!  

Location:     Elk & Oarsman Pub (119 Banff Ave, above the Ski Hub)
Website:      www.elkandoarsman.com
Time:           7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tickets:       $36 per person, inclusive of gratuity & tax

Kick off seafood season right at the Elk and Oarsman! Enjoy a succulent seafood feast of white clams, blue shell mussels, shrimp, and snow crab. Dig into Dungeness crab complimented with corn on the cob, sausage and red potato baked over seaweed and stone, then served fun and casual in a bucket with a bib! Enjoy making new friends with other seafood enthusiasts at this delicious event. Tickets include a seafood feast with all the trimmings and samples of Samuel Adams seasonal and Boston Lager. Stick around after the feast to shuck and swing with the the Swill Billies!

For tickets and information, visit www.elkandoarsman.com contact Dave Dickson or Christina Bramburger at elkandoarsman@shaw.ca 403-762-4616, or visit the pub.

Wine Maker's Dinner  - Sold Out!

Location:     Maple Leaf Grill & Lounge (137 Banff Ave)
Website:      www.banffmapleleaf.com
Time:           6:30pm
Tickets:       $125 per person, inclusive of gratuity & tax

Let the Maple Leaf Grill & Lounge take you on a voyage that will showcase the very best selection from Alberta food producers. This Canadian wine and food pairing dinner will deliver a delicious multi-course meal fueled by a passion for Canadian food and culture. Each course will be accompanied by careful wine pairings from wine Director Marty Withey. With only 30 seats available, this will be a relaxing and intimate evening celebrating fine wine and Canadian cuisine.

For tickets and information, call the restaurant at 403-760-7680 or Maria at 403-760-5088 or email marty@banffmapleleaf.com or maria@banffmapleleaf.com

WEEKEND EVENTS - SATURDAY MAY 5TH

Saturday Brunch

Location:     Bow Valley Grill Restaurant at The Fairmont Banff Springs
Website:      www.fairmont.com/banffsprings
Time:           11:30am - 1:30pm
Tickets:       $43 per person (Show RMWFF ticket and receive 15% off)

Before you head to the Grand Tasting Hall on Saturday treat yourself to the world famous brunch buffet at the Bow Valley Grill. You will experience a tantalizing selection of unique and traditional brunch favourites. Their friendly chefs would be pleased to make you a fresh made to order omelet at their 'open kitchen' omelet station. Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival ticket holders will receive 15% off!

For reservations, contact 403-762-6860 or email bsh.diningreservations@fairmont.com

Baby Back Rib Cook Off - 50% sold out!

Location:      Elk & Oarsman Pub (119 Banff Ave, above the Ski Hub)
website:       www.elkandoarsman.com
Time:            3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tickets:        $30 per person, inclusive of gratuity & tax

Decide for yourself who really has Banff's best ribs! Join the festivities at The Elk & Oarsman, a warm and inviting pub that overlooks Banff Avenue. Sample and score these tender ribs prepared by local restaurants and chefs around town. Mouth-watering baby back ribs will be waiting for you to devour alongside Alberta's own Big Rock Brewery samples. Each attendee will receive a score card to vote for their favorite ribs, and the winner will be announced at 5pm. Roll up your sleeves, and dig in! There are 100 tickets available, so rib connoisseurs should snap them up while they last.

For tickets and information, visit www.elkandoarsman.com contact Dave Dickson or Christina Bramburger at elkandoarsman@shaw.ca 403-762-4616, or visit the pub.

Great Canadian Lobster Boil

Location:      St. James's Gate (207 Wolf St.)
Website:       www.stjamesgatebanff.com
Time:            6:00pm - 9:00pm
Tickets:        $36 per person, inclusive of gratuity & tax

You don't have to travel to the east coast for an amazing Atlantic dining experience. Come down to the St. James's Gate, Banff's authentic Irish pub, choose your own live lobster and enjoy an evening of laid back camaraderie. Your 1.5 pound succulent lobster will be accompanies by melted drawn butter, bacon scalloped potatoes, seasonal vegetables and sided with a lobster bib! This event will host up to 75 people, but it sold out last year, so don't wait too long to secure your tickets.

For tickets and information, call 403-762-9355 or visit the pub.

Dine Around Canada

Location:     Eden at Rimrock Resort Hotel (300 Mountain Avenue)
Website:      www.rimrockresort.com
Time:            8:00pm
Tickets:        $175 per person, inclusive of gratuity & tax

Western Canada's only 5 Diamond Dining Room showcases a decadent 5 course Canadian themed dinner with wine pairings, carefully selected by the 5 on-staff sommeliers. Eden boasts the finest in dining, service and scenic views in Banff. Tickets include Valet Parking, a 5 course meal with wine pairings and an Eden Breakfast snack at departure. There are only 24 tickets available for this exclusive event.

For tickets and information, contact the Eden Dining Room Reservations line at 403-762-1848.

Italian Dinner Party - Sold Out!

Location:     Giorgio's Trattoria (219 Banff Ave)
Website:      www.giorgiosbanff.com
Time:            6:30pm
Tickets:        $125 per person, inclusive of gratuity & tax

Allow your palate to reach new heights at the legendary Giorgio's Trattoria, where Wine Director Michael Dunlop presents the tastes and sips of Italy. This skilled team will create a memorable five course Italian dinner that takes you to the heart of Belpaese (Beautiful Country). Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, followed by a tantalizing five course dinner expertly paired with Italian wine pairings. Limited to 30 seats which will sell out soon!

For tickets and information, email maria@giorgiosbanff.com or wines@giorgiosbanff.com

WEEKEND EVENTS - SUNDAY MAY 6TH

Sensational Sunday Brunch 

Location:     The Bison Restaurant & Terrace (211 Bear Street)
Website:      www.thebison.ca
Time:            10am - 2pm
Tickets:        $25 per person, inclusive of gratuity & tax

A more relaxing way to finish the weekend may exist, but we can't imagine where! The Bison will be hosting a fabulous brunch featuring fresh produce and inspired dishes be a chef who knows that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Start your morning with a choice of three signature brunch items, fresh coffee or tea, and a delicious Mimosa. Kid's menus available.

For reservations and information, contact The Bison main line at 403-762-5550