We took kind of a family trip out to Banff during the Canada Day long weekend. It was hard to find places to eat, so I made a reservation for The Maple Leaf for dinner. It was really nice, as we got to sit in the dining room which was on the second story looking out onto Banff Avenue. The atmosphere was really nice, our waitress was really good, and very well mannered & polite. It was a perfect place to end our evening out in Banff.
We sat down, and before long, our waitress came by with really good bread, with a Balsamic and Olive Oil dip. It was really good olive oil and balsamic!! One of the few that wasn’t too strong or too mild! So, immediately, I was already satisfied.
We started the evening with Pan Seared Calamari which was plated really lovely. I must say the portions for this appetizer was a lot smaller than I expected, but it tasted good – which is really what matters! The plate had some olives, spinach, and some toast with tomato bruschetta, chardonnay butter sauce.
we all ordered our own entrees, and we had ordered Braised Lam ShankRoasted root vegetables, olives, harissa, creme fraiche, almond & apricot gremolata.
The Apple Crusted Pork Tenderloin Apple sauce, hero mashed potatoes, mustard jus
Prime New York Beer battered onion ring, garlic mash potatoes, balsamic jus,
Bison Tenderloin Bacon wrapped, Benedictine blue cheese, potato gratin, cucumberland jus
To end the night, we even ordered a dessert, the Chocolate Torte which was beautiful and tasty.
The Maple Leaf
137 Banff Ave