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Canmore’s Award-Winning Food Festival is Back - Where Rockies

Karen Fennell Posted In: Dining Posted On: March 29, 2016

“Canmore Uncorked kicks off another year with the Canadian Tourism Award for Canada’s Event of the Year under its belt.” - Where Canadian Rockies

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The festival runs April 6 to 17 (with a launch party on April 5) and features the same great set-price menus, progressive dinners and culinary events that have made it so popular—plus some new ingredients that are sure to add flavour.

The Bistro Tour makes four stops; and what’s unique about this is that Quartetto Gelato (those who attended the Culinary Symphony last year will remember their elegant classical music) will accompany diners to each restaurant. Each stop includes a course, paired drink and a musical set. If that’s not enough to get you intrigued, the menu will be.

Other progressive dinner tours include fine dining tours The Peak: Rundle Mountain and The Peak: Lady Macdonald, which both stop at four restaurants and include famed food writer John Gilchrist on the guest list. For something more casual, the Downtown Pub Crawl is back, and for a challenge, the Olympian Cycle Tour covers 17 km of Canmore by bike—and yes, it’s lead by an Olympian. Both tours visit four restaurants.

Set-price menus run at $20, $30 and $40. There are also plenty of set-price experiences to choose from, for free, $5 or $10—we’ve got our eye on the $5 wine and tapas pairing at UnWined @ 3 Sisters. The office crowd will love this: new this year are $12 set-price lunches offered daily!

Special events include The Big Brunch, where you can sample breakfast goodies from different restaurants, and beer, wine, and whisky and spirits festivals where you can sample delicious drinks from local to international vendors.

Not to be missed is the Long Table Dinner, where 150 people eat at one table outdoors with mountains in every direction and enjoy multiple courses from different restaurants. We attended last year and were blown away—read about it here.

The Culinary Symphony is also back again this year. This multi-course dinner pairs food and music for a unique sensory experience. “I can safely say I have never had a dining experience like this before,” said Heather Mitchell who attended last year’s inaugural event and blogged about it here.

Other special events include a five-course menu at PD3, the double-decker bus that took Main Street by storm last year, and more beer, wine and spirits food pairing events.

For those who want a more educational experience, cooking classes will be offered at Paintbox Lodge every day during the festival.

Canmore Uncorked offers something for every foodie’s tastes. See for yourself what makes Canmore an exceptional culinary destination.

Stay tuned to Where Canadian Rockies on social media for coverage of the Canmore Uncorked Long Table Dinner — connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at whererockies.

Original Article - Where Canadian Rockies