I really wanted to get some foie gras while I was in Canada, and a quick search landed me at Eden Restaurant at The Rimrock Resort in Banff. This is white tablecloth service rarely seen in Los Angeles. We got a table by the window with a view of the mountains. Dinner starts with the server bringing the champagne cart.
Our first amuse bouche was a fried duck confit served on a pine log.
The foie gras that comes with the tasting menu is a pate but I really wanted a seared lobe, so I substituted it for the Seared Quebec Foie Gras with yuzu, pineapple, nasturtium, and tangerine
Since I'm having foie gras for the first time in a while, I had to get a proper wine pairing for it: a 2005 Sauternes. Heaven.
Before proceeding with our meat course, a lovely palate cleanser of Rhubarb sorbet, carbonated grapes, honey foam.
The cheese course consisted of Le Cendrillon which apparently won best cheese in world in 2008, 2009 at competition in Canary Islands, Spain, and Bleu Benedictin served with beet chips.
The dessert that comes with the Taste of Canada menu is their take of the "Nanaimo Bar". Here, it is made with Hazelnut praline base, vanilla mascarpone, and served with pumpkin ice cream,
The petit fours are served around a glass bowl that was to be filled with frozen nitrogen and tea, creating an aromatic smoke. There was Pine nut butter tart with candied violet, and Saskatoon berry filled beignets
I didn't partake but they do have another cart of digestifs. Ports, aged rums, cognacs, and the like. So fancy.
For a tour of Canada's local meats, produce, and flavors in an upscale setting with impeccable service, Eden Restaurant is the place to go in Banff.
The Rimrock Resort Hotel
300 Mountain Ave
Banff, AB T1L, Canada