Walliser Stube at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise serves fondues and Swiss-German dishes. What does Lake Louise have to do with Switzerland and why does Chateau Lake Louise have a Swiss restaurant inside the restaurant? So Lake Louise is where Canadians first delve into mountaineering and after one fell to his death while climbing, Canadian Pacific hired professional mountain guides from Switzerland to lead guests.
The non-fondue menu changes seasonally and appetizers may include things like Rabbit and Cornish hen pave wrapped in leek, with sweetbreads
Main entrees include dishes with local trout, local Alberta beef rib tenderloin and bison rib eye, and Wiener Schnitzel. But, I had to try the fondue. I'm sure most of you have had fondue before at The Melting Pot or some other place. There's the well-known cheese fondue, and there's also the meat fondue cooked in beef bouillon, served with a variety of sauces as shown on the left. My favorite is the herb and garlic sauce.
The cheese fondue is made of Gruyere, Emmental, Appenzeller cheese, and white wine. The finishing touch is of your choice, with the traditional choice being Kirsch, a type of cherry brandy. I, of course, chose black truffle! Black truffle shavings in my cheese fondue, yum.
It's the best cheese fondue I can remember having, most likely because I was picking up truffle shavings with my bread. I ate every last shaving. It's quite a lot of cheese for 2 people.
The cheese fondue is served with baguette pieces, vegetables, and potatoes
The meat fondue choices include beef tenderloin and bison tender (or a combo of both). Naturally, I chose the local Alberta bison.
Dessert had to be chocolate fondue, of course, served with fruits, brownies, and marshmallows.
|I love the interior, including this old wooden staircase|
111 Lake Louise Dr
Alberta, AB T0L