Located on Tunnel Mountain, which is also know by the first nations as Sleeping Buffalo Mountain, and thus the name, is the restaurant for Buffalo Mountain Resort, a collection of lower buildings around the main lodge. The resort main lodge is also the main entrance for the restaurant and makes for a grander entrance with the high peaked post and beam construction with larger fireplace in the lounge area.
Reservations are recommended to ensure a table with what seams like a smaller number of tables in the great room of the restaurant. There is lots of space between tables, allowing for a more private conversation feeling. Chairs, although more than comfortable throughout the meal, are tired with sagging seats. Outdoor seating is available.
Te asparagus cream soup that I had for an appetiser was extremely enjoyable, and the baby spinach with arugula salad of my companion, although an interesting parring, was also enjoyable.
As a main, I selected the salmon, which was moist yet cooked. It came with a delightful angel hair pesto pasta, with great strong flavours that may overpower the simple preparation of the salmon. My capitation also picked fish, a red snapper, again prepared expertly. Allergy problems were dealt with without difficulty; however, although attractive, the plating looked bare with the deletions, and a few more vegetables would have been appreciated.
A unique chocolate tiramisu completed my meal, and a sorbet for my companion, had us leaving full at the end of the dining experience.
The unusual silverware was fun.
A great option for those that enjoy port after a meal is the selection of various aged tawny port by the glass.
The menu included both the lunch and dinner offerings, and it is unknown if a lunch selection could be made, especially for resort patrons who may be trapped away from the main centre of Banff, although there is another eating facility now open at the resort.
View is limited but an enjoyable atmosphere nevertheless. Although we did not partake, brunch is served.
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