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Appetizing Events

A 16-Day Celebration of Food and Drink

Experience the Rockies in a brand-new way through Taste for Adventure's Appetizing Events. You will encounter the true taste of Banff and Lake Louise with menus featuring local ingredients, wines, and spirits. These specially curated events have been designed to engage all of your senses, from communal dining, to live dinner theatre. 

The following prices are per person. 

Mountain Carnival at High Rollers

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Mezes: Eat Like the Greeks at Balkan

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Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. 
Address: 120 Banff Avenue, Banff
Price: $100 (includes GST and gratuity)

Balkan, the Greek restaurant invites you to an authentic Greek experience offering communal dining that transforms a meal into an experience. Savour in the true flavours of the Mediterranean, as Chef Hayden Marshall guides you through a masterfully prepared family-style dinner where traditional mezes are carefully paired with the finest selection of boutique Greek wines. As your dinner draws to an end, delight in the sensual dance of the Middle East as performed by local artists Hala Jamal and Mesa. Tap your feet to the music or join in on the dancing: We’re All Greek Tonight. Opa! 

A Taste of Autumn: Aki no Mikaku at the Block Kitchen + Bar

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Date: Thursday, October 26 & Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. 
Address: 201 Banff Avenue, Banff
Price: $130 (does not include GST or gratuity)

Chef Stephane Prevost invites you to explore a multi-course Japanese Autumn Harvest menu at the Block Kitchen + Bar featuring ingredients from Japan and Western Canada paired with featured Sake and other great drinks from British Columbia and Japan. The menu will reflect Chef Stephane’s passion for Japanese food; a legacy of his years living in Tokyo and his affinity for the country. Admission includes a pre-dinner reception.

Grapes' Cellar Experience

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Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 6 p.m. 
Address: 405 Spray Avenue, Banff (Fairmont Banff Springs)
Price: $125 (includes GST and gratuity)

Grapes' Cellar Experience at Grapes Wine Bar features a curated selection of the best house-cured meats and artisan cheeses perfectly paired with their pantry of preserves. Enjoy a four-course family-style communal menu with wine pairings served in Grape’s cellar. 

From Tail to Cocktail at Park Restaurant

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Infused with Adventure: Reception and Dinner at Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar

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Date: October 30, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Address: 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff (Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity)
Price: $100 (includes food, wine, gratuity, and tax)

Join Chef Sebastien Tessier in a culinary adventure featuring locally sourced and environmentally sustainable cuisine infused with creativity. This four-course meal begins with a reception to mix and mingle with other festival guests as well as the opportunity to meet Chef Sebastien Tessier who leads Banff Centre’s award-winning culinary team. Dinner will be served at festival large-table seating in the stunning Three Ravens Restaurant with panoramic views of the Bow Valley. 

The Last Spike at Baker Creek Bistro

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Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m., the main event starts at 6:30 p.m. 
Address: Bow Valley Parkway, Lake Louise
Price: $89 (does not include GST and gratuity)

A fun-filled, interactive evening rich with laughter, intrigue, mystery, and classic Rocky Mountain cuisine. Enjoy a three-course meal, with a welcome glass of sparkling wine, and be entertained by a live, epic murder mystery show The Last Spike at Baker Creek Bistro.

It's 1927, a time of luxury train travel at its best and there's no more idyllic escape than a CP Railway tour through Canada's pristine Rockies. But relaxation turns to resentment as Magnus Buck, self-made millionaire and train magnate takes what he wants whether it's power, money, or maidens. As he does so, Buck tramples over a young man's longing for fame and fortune, abuses a silent screen star's aspirations for success in the world of talkies, and crushes a spinster's hope for happiness teaching children on the CPR's northern school trains. Mix in revenge and love tangles, this train tour is The Last Spike.

Chef's Table at Sleeping Buffalo

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Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. 
Address: Sleeping Buffalo Lounge, 700 Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff
Price: $130 (includes GST and gratuity)

Chef Kelly Strutt alongside Candian Rocky Mountain Resorts' (CRMR) Wine Director, Brad Royale have teamed up to bring you a Chef’s Table at Sleeping Buffalo.  The evening will be filled with CRMR’s Signature Rocky Mountain cuisine crafted by longtime resident of the Rockies and talented Chef Strutt, who will be sourcing local and seasonal ingredients to create four innovative courses for this dinner. Complementing each course, Royale will be presenting four wines that he has curated from the depths of the cellar and will walk you through the pairings.  20 tickets available for this intimate dinner.

Crave Dinner Series Featuring Big Rock Brewery and Top Grass Beef

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Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 6 p.m. 
Address: 222 Lynx Street, Banff
Price: $69 (does not include GST and gratuity)

Join Big Rock Brewery and Top Grass Beef at Crave Mountain Grill in the Banff Park Lodge for a perfectly paired meal of craft beer and Alberta Beef. Each course allows you to taste a different cut of beef and is complimented with a hand-picked brew.

The Best of the West Winemakers Dinner at Chuck's Steakhouse

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Date: Monday, November 6, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. 
Address: 101 Banff Avenue, Banff
Price: $200 (includes GST and gratuity)

Alberta’s finest prime grade steaks are being paired up with California’s premium grade wines at Chuck's Steakhouse. Rene Schlatter, Proprietor and CEO of Merryvale Family of Wines will be in house with Chef Sal Pollizzi to showcase the best of the west. From the ranchlands of Alberta to the Vineyards of Napa, the unwavering dedication from both sides to craft items of the highest quality will not go unseen. Join us for what is bound to be a "rare" occasion.