The mountains are calling, and you must go! Alberta’s beautiful Banff, located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, is a true Canadian treasure, and the luxurious Fairmont Banff Springs is an extraordinary sight, with its French Renaissance castle-like look; but why not get your other senses tingling too? Specifically, your taste buds.
This summer, Alberta Food Tours, Inc. is partnering with the Fairmont Banff Springs to showcase Alberta’s most iconic and extravagant mountain castle with the exclusive “Eat the Castle” tour. Guests will have the opportunity to indulge in exquisite food and wine pairings fit for a king at this National Historic and UNESCO World Heritage site.
“In a summer when the Fairmont Banff Springs is almost completely sold out, we are pleased to be able to offer guests the chance to learn about (and taste) the hotel as a great Canadian culinary institute where 90 per cent of the food served is made in house, from scratch with ingredients sourced from 25 local farms,” says Karen Anderson, Alberta Food Tours president and CEO.
Eat the Castle runs every Thursday and Friday from June 28 to October 26. It includes stories of this grand damme’s history, art and architecture, and what it takes for it to be one of Canada’s leading culinary institutes. Best of all, guests receive the royal treatment while enjoying sumptuous food and beverage pairings at STOCK Food and Drink, the Vermillion Room, Grapes Wine Bar and the flagship venue, 1888 Chophouse.
“We’re thrilled to work with Alberta Food Tours this summer, welcoming guests to experience our diverse and captivating culinary options in Banff,” says Loren Heider, director of food and beverage at Fairmont Banff Springs. “This tour is the perfect opportunity to share our unique taste of place, locally-sourced ingredients, and our newest dining concept, The Vermillion Room.”
This tour provides an entry into Banff’s great culinary scene and as Woodrow Olford, VP, global marketing at Banff and Lake Louise Tourism says, “Eat the Castle is an enticing addition to the growing number of unique food experiences on offer in Banff National Park. We are excited to welcome visitors to enjoy, on an ongoing basis, a memorable event that really demonstratesour local food identity and enriches their visit to Banff National Park.”
Tickets for Eat the Castle are $175 + GST and are available for purchase at albertafoodtours.ca