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Tempt Your Taste Buds for Ten Days

Sweet and savoury, fresh and flavourful, take your taste buds to lofty heights at the Juniper Bistro during Banff's ten day Bon Appetit Culinary Festival. 


From November 17th to 27th the Juniper Bistro is offering a specialized three course menu that puts the spotlight on winter comfort food.  The Bon Appetit menu offers such tantalizing creations as Alberta Bison Cheeks with hand rolled gnocchi and fresh BC chanterelles drizzled with truffle oil or savour the Tofino Chinook Salmon with shallot soubise, sunchoke croquette and micro green salad.   There's always room for dessert when pumpkin cheesecake, pecan tart or white Callebaut chocolate mousse is on the menu. 

View the Bon Appetit Menu  - 3 courses $35 per person



With such spectacular views, every meal comes with a feast for the eyes. 

Fresh Mountain Air Builds an Appetite

The Juniper Hotel and Bistro was recently recommended by Globe and Mail journalist, Sarah MacWhirter Juniper embodies the essence of the Rockies with its bird's-eye perch above the highway and its natural materials and minimalist design inside.”

 “And nothing builds the appetite like fresh mountain air. Back at the lodge, I wanted to sample everything the Juniper Bistro offers. We especially liked the roasted duck breast with parsnip purée, duck crackling, roasted carrots and duck confit with star anise scented jus. And the braised bison ribs. And the pan-seared Arctic char. And the duck fat fried frites…”  Sarah MacWhirter, Globe & Mail

 “The Cross Roads cuisine at the Juniper Bistro is designed to reflect the area's heritage. Fully 80 per cent of the food served comes from regional sources, and the restaurant has been approved by Ocean Wise, the Vancouver Aquarium's restaurant conservation program."  Sarah MacWhirter, Globe & Mail

Read more from her article titled "Getting Back in the Saddle in Banff National Park...


Most Important Meal of the Day - Package On Sale

Sorry, the most important meal of the day is not dessert!  Rather it is breakfast which derived its name from "breaking the fast" after six to nine hours of sleep.  Start your day with a healthy and hearty breakfast in the Bistro such as the "valley view parfait with all natural Bles-Wold Farm yogurt, mixed berries and organic granola accompanied by a warm Highwood Crossing muffin. Take in spectacular views of Banff's iconic mountain ranges over a cup of Umbria Coffee or perfectly steeped Banff Tea Co. tea. Don't go out in the cold without warming up your taste buds!


Bed & Breakfast packages from $99 per night - the best value

Room only rates also available from $85 per night

Valid:  Now to December 21, 2011 - rates may change on Friday and Saturdays 


Rates are exclusive for newsletter subscribers but feel free to pass along to your friends.  These rates are not published anywhere else on the Internet.


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November is Prime Time for Skating

The current skating conditions are superb!  November is commonly prime time for skating as lakes freeze to a smooth finish with little to no snow. 
Locals and visitors to Banff National Park are skating on Vermilion Lakes and on Johnson Lake.  The ice is smooth and blue, reflecting clear skies and sunshine. 
The forecast is clear with a chance of light precipitation.  Good freezing temperatures each night makes for safe ice.   
The hospitality team at the Juniper would be pleased to arrange skate rentals from our partner who has about 50 pairs of hockey skates of varying sizes, from grade school childrens' sizes to adults.
It’s an activity steeped in canadiana, a surreal experience you will never forget.
For other winter activity ideas click here

A Recipe for Winter Comfort

As the temperature outside drops, cozy comfort foods like Butternut Squash Soup provide warmth for the season. One of the all-stars of winter comfort food, the squash is a staple this time of year. Fresh from the garden or at your local grocer’s it can be transformed into many dishes - sweet or savoury. The rich and nutty flavour pairs beautifully with sweet maple syrup and rum in our take on this classic winter soup recipe. With the cool days upon us and many more to come we love the simplicity of soup and its power to make mealtime extra cozy. 


 We hope you will enjoy this recipe in your home - Butternut Squash Soup with Spiced Rum and Maple Syrup


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