You’ve got one night in Banff and you want dinner to be a great experience. Choosing the perfect restaurant is always tricky even in the most familiar of circumstances so in foreign territory the results can often be hit and miss. One restaurant where you simply can’t go wrong is Le Beaujolais. The cornerstone of fine dining in the Rockies, Le Beaujolais has long been Banff’s finest and now with their very reasonably priced Bistro Cafe de Paris menu it’s just got even better!
The Bistro Cafe de Paris is a casual space adjacent to the main fine dining room where the meals are priced competitively but the quality of the French style food exceeds much of what’s on offer in Banff today. The traditionally dressed interior is drenched in natural light, the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable and the food simply outstanding. The wine list is very accessible and the dynamic views of the streets below and mountains beyond are precisely what eating in Banff is all about. Albert Moser, owner/chef seems to always be on location overseeing his impeccable establishment and the atmosphere is reassuringly casual compared with other fine dining restaurants.
Try the crispy, slow cooked pork belly with corn-arugula ragout, onion confit, poached cranberries and Balsamic ham jus or the Pacific salmon poached in virgin olive oil with parsley potatoes, roasted bell and Piquillo peppers and pink grapefruit, all of which arrives at your table in an impressive copper pan. Oh and don’t forget to add on a side of the most perfectly rendered French fries served in their own cone, c’est magnifique!
Restaurant Le Beaujolais and Bistro Cafe de Paris are located on the main street of Banff, opposite Central Park at the corner of Buffalo Street and Banff Avenue. The restaurant is a favorite of in-the-know Banff locals so best it’s best to reserve your table!