What an exceptional culinary and visual experience! The first striking thing upon entrance in the restaurant is the breathtaking view of the mountains it offers. Standing on the fourth floor of the Banff Centre, we arrived at the elegant venue just in time to kick off the evening with delicious cocktails, as the sun was about to set, making for the most magnificent view.
As always, it was a Margarita for me, while my husband opted for a signature cocktail: the Return Of The Bison, which he savored every sip.
Tuna for appetizers? Yes, please! Our waitress brought us these divine nibbles, to accompany us while we stared at the surreal magic of Mother Nature that surrounded us, trying to decide what to order for dinner.
For starters, I decided to go with the Chef’s special, and that day it was this mouth-watering and beautifully presented salad made with shrimps, cucumbers, corn, tomatoes, chili oil, blueberry yogurt and radish lucerne.
My husband went with the Spice Rubbed Itsumo Ahi Tuna, made with fire roasted grapefruit, sous vide pineapple, B.C. kelp and tofu salad, caramelized orange emulsion, wasabi mayonnaise and rainbow radish.
For mains, I went for the Pan Searred Kuterra Salmon, which tasted absolutely heavenly: I adored the explosion of flavors that truly marvelously blended together. The Risotto was to die for, the salmon was cooked to absolute perfection; the harissa and sweet mustard prawns were so good I would have eaten a whole kilo of it.
Great selection of wines.
My husband went for the Grilled Alberta “AAA” Beef Tenderloin. Just in case you didn’t know, Alberta’s beef is worldly renowned for being of exceptional quality. My husband marveled at the beef’s tenderness and juiciness and loved the sautéed Mushrooms, vegetables, as well as the squash and yam purée.
For dessert, my husband ordered the cheese plate that I ended up eating with him, in addition to devouring my own delicious dessert, of course; because it was just way too good. The cheese plate came with dried fruit chutney, caramelized pear, rainbow radish, grainy mustard, pretzel roll, pecan crostini. It was absolutely divine!
Here is my dessert: I chose the White Chocolate Tonka Bean Mousse, made with salted caramel, matcha tuile, fresh raspberries, vanilla cream, mint snow. Doesn’t it sound like pure bliss? Well it tasted just as fantastic. I love matcha and found very original the tuiles. All the ingredients paired really smoothly together and were an absolute dream to my patate.
Of course we ordered coffee too, because what would dessert be without coffee?
If you plan on visiting Banff, you MUST try the Three Ravens. An exceptional experience awaits you.
Note the address:
107 Tunnel Mountain Dr,