by Banff Lake Louise Tourism
‘Tis the season to be gluttonous! Banff National Park is calling on all fanatic foodies, greedy gourmands and devotees of dining out, to give into temptation and devour a mouth-watering taste adventure this November. Bon Appétit
, Banff’s not-to-be-missed culinary event, returns from Thursday 13th to Sunday 23rd, whetting appetites with a scrumptious selection of specialty menus and limited-edition dining experiences.
For 2014, Bon Appétit Banff is guaranteed to be bigger and tastier than ever before, serving up an extra-large portion of delicious three-course menu choices from over 30 exceptional eateries - available at fixed prices of $27, $37, $47 & $57. From fine-dining fare to laid-back nibbles, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s palette.
New this year and perfect for food lovers that don’t want to choose just one dining spot, are the one-off, ticket-only ‘Dine-Around’ experiences - Banff’s own take on the progressive dinner trend. Guests can feed their senses along an exciting tour of selected restaurants, guided from location to location by a local expert and sampling dishes beautifully paired with beverages along the way.
The exclusive Dine-Around-Banff
events are three distinct evening experiences, a fun way of tantalizing the taste buds with a special visit to four different restaurants on set dates throughout the festival, with guests enjoying one venue per dining course. Diners can choose from ‘The Unforgettable’ (November 18), the ‘Food Revolution’ (November 19) or ‘The Sophisticated’ (November 20).
Other signature events
to add to diner’s diaries as part of the Bon Appétit Banff festival include: ‘Get Piggy with It!’ a delightful five-course menu of all things pork, hosted by The Elk Restaurant & Bar, a head-to-head barista contest to find the finest latte artist in town and a limited-seat, three course cocktail tasting at The Balkan with master mixologist, Matthew Hendricks.
Or - why not eat, drink, be merry and get in the festive spirit early with a trip to Banff’s first-ever Christmas Market
? A one-of-a-kind shopping experience to find unique fashions and handcrafted gifts along with live entertainment and fantastic food on hand, the Banff Christmas Market takes place over the weekend of November 14-16.
Hungry for more? Diners can opt to make it a full foodie mini-break with a selection of ‘Dine & Stay’ packages on offer at a number of Banff’s hotels and lodges throughout Bon Appétit Banff. For full details on available accommodation packages, to purchase event tickets, for a full list of participating Bon Appétit restaurants and to view the menus on offer, visit BanffLakeLouise.com/BonAppetitBanff
The exceptional Chefs, mixologists and sommeliers are a key part of delving into Banff National Park’s foodie stories! Interview opportunities with local Chefs and other food experts from participating Bon Appétit Banff restaurants, as well as the opportunity to talk to Bon Appétit Banff spokespersons about the festival and its many culinary events are available at request. For accompanying images or for the chance to experience any of the Bon Appétit Banff events for a story you are working on, please contact the Banff Lake Louise Tourism Media team directly.
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About Banff National Park
For over 125 years, Banff National Park has provided visitors with a healthy combination of unspoiled wilderness, modern amenities and opportunities for active exploration. With such a breathtaking landscape, it’s no surprise that this UNESCO World Heritage Site has been nominated time and time again as a ‘must-see’ destination for travelers from around the world. Nestled among the peaks of the Canadian Rockies, Banff is known as a traveler’s mecca for good reason. Whether by car, bicycle, skis, snowshoes or canoe, in Banff National Park you can enjoy year-round discovery of the 6,641km2 mountainous landscape. As the first national park established in Canada, what makes Banff National Park so special is the combination of vast unspoiled wilderness, mountain lakes such as Lake Louise and the gateway to it all: the town of Banff.
About Banff Lake Louise Tourism
Banff Lake Louise Tourism is a destination marketing organization for the Town of Banff, Community of Lake Louise and Banff National Park. Supporting over 800 businesses, our mission is to engage visitors in unrivalled, remarkable experiences with our membership. BanffLakeLouise.com