Last week I attended the Canmore Business & Tourism Canmore Uncorked Media Launch here in Calgary at The Cookbook Co. Cooks store. This is the second year of an event that appears to have become a very popular and an anticipated food & drink festival that begins on April 7, 2015. This 13 day long festival includes special set-priced menus from 25 restaurants, incredible culinary events, cooking courses, and a long table dinner.
Canmore is roughly an hour’s drive from downtown Calgary and a favourite mountain destination we frequent as a family. There’s all kinds of fun events to attend in both winter and summertime plus several easy to challenging hikes into the mountains. Last year my husband and I attended Canmore Uncorked and mores specifically a Wine Tasting. Since we do not have family support here in Calgary it’s very hard for us to get away without the kids. But somehow we managed one night (the first time ever since having minions) and took in the Wine Tasting evening.
The media launch showcased two participating restaurants out of several. Murrieta’s and Sage Bistro are both located in Canmore. They served up three delicious bites starting with a PB & J Pork Belly from Murrieta’s. The peanut butter and jam (and an apple slaw) was a surprising, but delicious pairing with the pork belly. Our second bite was from Sage Bistro and simply a Squash and Pine Nut Risotto Ball. It packed a whack of flavour and is a definite must try. Our final bite was a collaboration between Sage Bistro & Murrietas Canmore. A light and flavourful Profiterole filled with a Chambord and Foie Gras Mousse. This was an amazing combination and definitely as good as it sounds.
Canmore has so many great restaurants and this event is a fabulous way to try many of them. Canmore Uncorked has officially started and much to my surprise there are still a few events you can still pick up tickets for: The Culinary Symphony and The Big Brunch. Head out to Canmore and take in some of the events going on during this fabulous week of food and wine also known, Canmore Uncorked.
Canmore Uncorked Wine Tasting 2014