We were on vacation in the Canadian Rockies and I had determined that we were going to have a special lunch at the Lakeview Lounge at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise which overlooks the lake itself. If one is anywhere in the Lake Louise area looking for a ‘deal’ on a meal…good luck! But...the chateau is ‘the’ premier spot and for us, this was a dining/travel experience not to be missed! FYI, I waited at the head of the luncheon line in order to procure the table with the premier view of the lake.
We started out with a couple of Moosehead Lagers… Moosehead is Canada’s oldest brewery and we occasionally bought it when we lived in Chicago. It seemed to be an appropriate beverage to start out our lunch in the Canadian Rockies. For an appetizer, we ordered the Dips and Spreads Platter. It consisted of baba ghanoush, garlic hummus and smoked tomato tomàquet with focaccia points, tortilla shards and slices of baguette. The platter was very good and we didn’t leave a trace behind by the time we finished!
I jumped out there and for my lunch I ordered something I’d never had before. It was the Warm Bison Reuben Sandwich. This is corned bison, with local Gouda and smoked paprika mustard sauce on a marbled rye bread. It was accompanied by a very fine bowl of Tomato Bisque soup.
I must admit that this wasn’t my favorite sandwich ever… It was way too rich…almost sweet to my taste buds. Still, I’m glad that I ordered it as I now can say that I had a Bison Reuben…
Laurie’s favorite food is Lobster… Consequently, since we were splurging anyway, she ordered the Atlantic Lobster and Baby Shrimp Croissant for lunch. The lobster and shrimp salad was topped with grilled asparagus, pea shoots and lemon-parsley mayonnaise and, as with my lunch, it was accompanied by a bowl of that great tomato bisque soup. Her croissant creation was excellent and Laurie really enjoyed her lunch!
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