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December 24, 2009
October 28, 2004
It was worth it to say I had lunch at the Banff Springs Hotel.
From journal Banff, Alberta in September
March 13, 2002
Many fine restaurants are available for you to choose and explore:
* Bow Valley Grill-located in Mezzanine Level II with fine and a legendary Buffet your for only $25.00 per person, for an additional $5.00 you can include the tempting dessert buffet
* Banffshire Club - located in Mezzanine Level I
would make a remarkable evening, intimate and charming atmosphere is there...and the dress code is jacket required. Prices over $60.00
* Castello Ristorante-located in Manor Wing
savour the delicious flavours of Italy...
* Castle Pantry located in the main lobby on L level is open 24 hours...
* Lounges as Rundle Balcony or Ramsay Lounge
are very relaxing, enjoy a quiet moment there...
Everything is from the kitchen of the Banffshire Club and prepared under watchful eyes of the Maitre d'Hotel/Sommelier Anthony Chalmers and Chef Daniel Buss.
From journal Banff, Skiers Paradise
, New Mexico
July 23, 2001
Built to resemble a baronial Scottish manor, the hotel has been added onto over the years (there are some 800 guest rooms here). We didn’t stay here, but we did have a fabulous lunch in the dining room our second day in town. I don’t remember ever seeing such an elaborate buffet. The tables (plural) covered a large portion of the very large room. Spread before us, it began with bread and soups (I had curried corn chowder). Then came pizza made to order from fresh ingredients you pick out. You had a choice of fish, such as grilled turbo (my choice) or salmon; meat, with dishes like beef Bourguignon; a variety of potatoes, and dozens of vegetables. Salads to make yourself, including Caesar, had offerings like stuffed grape leaves, pâté, olives, julienne red and green bell peppers, and dozens of other goodies I can’t remember. Dessert? A section all unto itself: raspberry Charlotte, apple maple pie, trifle, cheesecake, chocolate cake, and on and on and on.
We hauled our laden plates back to the table – starched white cloth and napkins, silver flatware and the view – oh, my. Floor-to-ceiling windows open out onto views of the mountains, which had just a touch of snow at the top. All in all it was quite a lunch – one that didn’t require dinner later.
Like most of the old Canadian Pacific RR hotels, if you aren’t spending money there, they don’t want you to wander around. Since we’d lunched there, we could take the tour of the hotel’s public rooms including tapestry lined ballrooms and baronial hallways. Almost all the public rooms have floor to ceiling windows so the view is always part of the experience. You get a bit of the history of the century-old hotel while you tour. By the way, there’s supposed to be a ghost in the dining room!
From journal From Banff to Jasper