August 2, 2008

After our tramway afternoon, we headed back to town to shop a couple of stores we missed earlier and read some dinner menus. We originally had reservations for Andy’s Bistro but their menu was a little too extreme for me. We settled at Evil Dave’s. We had a very good meal here and it was reasonably priced. We definitely over ate because we missed lunch.

Forbidden Fruit Martini’s were ($9) and a beer was ($6). We had the Lollipop Shrimp as an appetizer ($12). Sean got potato soup ($7) and I had a Caesar salad ($9). Sean ordered meatloaf for dinner which  was the best he ever had ($22.50). i ordered the Riddler (pasta dish with steak) which was very good ($22.50). For dessert we ordered Pecan Pie ($6.50) and Wicked Cheesecake ($7.50). And yes, we ate it all. We rolled our way back to our Park Place Inn across the street.



August 1, 2008

After arriving in town we tried to make reservations at Andy’s Bistro but they didn’t have an opening. So our second choice was Fiddle River. I’m so glad we went here. I loved the restaurant and the menu was unique. We ordered the Moroccan Dates stuffed with feta cheese as an appetizer. These were actually really good. Rabbit Stew ($26) for Sean and the Vienna Schnitzel ($23) for me. I had a beer ($5) and Sean had a Martini ($7). Cheesecake for dessert ($8.50). The Schnitzel was good but I had it at the Chateau in Lake Louise and it was better so this was a little disappointing. Sean loved the rabbit stew. It was so nice to walk to the hotel from the restaurant after the 20 minutes from Moraine Lake.

Recipe for Amaretto Martini:
1/2 vodka
1/2 amaretto
lemon concentrate
sugar as needed


July 30, 2008

Even though Sean wasn’t feeling well after the rafting trip, we made reservations at the Tom Wilson Steakhouse at the Fairmont for 9 PM. We made it just in time. It’s all that extra driving coming from Moraine Lake. It’s about 15 minutes to get down the road, and another 5 to get to either Lake Louise or the Samsone Mall.

The Tom Wilson Steakhouse has a really neat menu. They bring out starters, which is included in the meal. Mushroom soup to start. Sean didn’t touch his. It was good but not appetizing if you’re sick. Next came flat bread with a variety of toppings. I personally loved the olive one. A Caesar salad came next with our potatoes, sweet potato fries and white cheddar mashed potatoes. I had the mixed grill ($55) and Sean the beef tenderloin ($59). Very good. Even though Sean wasn’t feeling well he loved the beef tenderloin. Pork is pork so I left that behind. But the buffalo and beef were delicious. For dessert, a peanut butter wafer($9). It was pretty tasty. I had a Gerwertztraminer($10) with dinner which was good.

Sean started feeling better with some food and drink. We got back to the room around 10:30 PM.


July 29, 2008

So I wasn’t feeling great after lunch. I think it was partly allergies. We shopped around the Chateau for a little bit then headed to the room. I took a nap but still wasn’t very perky. I didn’t want to spend a lot for dinner so we went to Lake Louise Inn for dinner at Legends. My dinner was better than Sean’s and that’s not saying a whole lot. I had cream of chicken soup ($6) which was good and Sean had onion soup. I ordered chicken encrusted with pistachios with ratatouille ($32) and Sean had steak ($40). We won’t be eating here again. Last year we went to the Italian restaurant upstairs (Timberwolf Pizza). It was reasonable and good portions. Good quality but not great. Definitely for families or casual dinner. We headed back to the hotel to try out the fireplace. Never could get a really good fire going. Try this site for building the perfect fireplace fire.


July 28, 2008

We ate dinner at the hotel restaurant. It’s very good but so are many of the restaurants in Lake Louise. They served a yummy bread basket with balsamic vinegar & oil (for dipping) and butter. We had duck spring rolls ($15) for two. I had lobster ravioli (2 large ravioli’s) which was good but the noodles were a little gummy ($37) and Sean had beef tenderloin ($44). No dessert. No wine.