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February 6, 2009
From journal Culinary Canmore
June 4, 2005
Our dining experience at Luna Blue was absolutely wonderful! We found this cozy little restaurant as we walked the streets of Canmore window-shopping, growing hungrier by the minute as the tantalizing aromas filled the air from each of the local restaurants we passed.
Since the Calgary Flames were playing Tampa Bay for the Stanley Cup Championship, the streets of Canmore were mostly deserted. A lone couple was sitting outside Luna Blue at a small table eating pizza, and after analyzing the posted menu, we decided to eat dinner here this night. The fact that Robert heard some blues tunes coming from inside the restaurant probably helped him cast his "yes" vote. But regardless of how we arrived at the decision, we were not disappointed
Our waitress was a delight. Of course, we had her full attention since we were the only customers in the restaurant. She loved our Southern accents, which was mixed with our friend’s British accent. We immediately struck up a conversation, with her making many attempts to guess where we were from. Robert was naming all of the song titles and the artists as she would make another trip back to the table just to guess where we were from. She never did guess Kentucky!
Luna Blue is a "fresh pasta" restaurant that also has wood-oven-baked pizzas and breads. On this visit, Robert had the Pad Thai entrée, which was rice noodles with chicken, shrimp, and fresh vegetables in peanut ginger sauce (small, C$13; large, C$18). It looked so delicious, I had to have a small sample taste! I had the small Spaghetti Bolognese, C$8.50. It also was very tasty. All meals included salad and bread. A Luna Blue fully stocked bar contains the perfect drink to accent your meal, as well as tea, coffee, and sodas.
We enjoyed our dinner and conversation so much that we planned a return visit. This time, the restaurant was packed, and Joni didn’t have much time to visit, but the food was equally as good. Robert had the Linguine Wild, which was wild mushroom sauce topped with grilled pork loin medallions (small, C$13; large,C$18). Chris and I both had the Lasagna (small, C$11; large, C$15). There was no room for dessert!
Luna Blue has a variety of dishes on their menu, thus making it difficult to decide which entrée to choose. A kids menu for children 12 and under is available, with spaghetti with tomato sauce (C$5) or meat sauce (C$6), fettucine alfredo (C$6), or cheese pizza (C$7). All kid’s meals include bread, soda, and an ice-cream sundae for dessert. Juice, milk ,or hot chocolate are available for C$1.
What a wonderful, pleasant, and entertaining dining experience we had at Luna Blue! We not only had two delicious meals; we also gained a new friend with whom we correspond, a new friend who removed her Calgary Flames flag from her car and insisted we bring it back to Kentucky as a Canadian memento.
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