Hearb crusted Alberta lamb with mint pesto, roasted butternut squash, Alberta beef so tender you can cut it with a fork...on a cold winter's evening, Alberta's comfort foods are the perfect end to a perfect day.
Our growing season may be short but it's sweet. Alberta restauranteurs are choosing to buy local, seasonal ingrediants to live up to the 100 mile diet lifestyle.
Lean heart-healthy game meats like bison, elk and venison are key ingredients in traditional First Nations cooking as well as the new Rocky Mountain cuisine you find in Canmore
, and Jasper
restaurants. A myriad of small ranchers as well as big ranching operations such as Rocky Mountain Game Meats
and Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranch
are responsible for getting the game on Alberta plates.
A Different Kind of Revolution
Alberta is in the midst of a craft beer revolution and visitors can sample brews with great names like Alberta Crude Oatmeal Stout at funky little brew pubs across the province like Alley Kat Brewing Co.
, Wild Rose Brewery
, Big Rock Brewery
, Banff Ave. Brewing Co.
, Jasper Brewing Company
, or Brewster's Brewing Company
Alberta is Canada's top honey-producing province, making fine white honey that is prized the world over. Three cottage wineries are using the harvest to create innovative new meads infused with ingredients like organic dandelion petals, black currents and buckwheat. Visitors can sample all the unique versions of this age-old beverage on a tour of Spirit Hills
, Chinook Arch
, and Fallen Timber