December 23, 2016 - 4:55 pm

Indigenous Winter

Kelly MacDonald-433

In an effort to help establish Banff as one of the top culinary destination’s in the world; we are happy to welcome chef Nick Nutting to The Bow Valley, in participation with Banff’s Big Taste.  Visiting us from Tofino’s award winning Wolf In The Fog, chef Nutting will be our inaugural partner in Juniper Bistro’s launch of “2017 Guest Series”. Working collaboratively with our own culinary director and Bistro General Manager, Chris Irving, these two hospitality heavyweights reunite to produce an “Indigenous Winter”. An interpretive culinary journey, from Canada’s West Coast to our home in the Canadian Rockies.

Historically, the most important strategy for providing food through out the frozen months were methods of preservation. This knowledge has allowed indigenous peoples to thrive in our harshest winters by hunting and foraging in warmer months.

Thousands of different plant species were foraged for food, medicine, and cultural rituals, ranging from algae to conifers and flowering plants.

Meat and fish were hung, smoked, dried, salted or cached. These techniques remain important in today’s indigenous communities, and are often overlooked as traditional regional methods in modern culinary practices.

This multi-course degustation will showcase regional flavours of the Bow Valley, and seasonal offerings from the Canada’s West, all brought together by highly skilled chefs, Nick and Chris.  As an avid forager, himself, Nick brings the knowledge from the unforgiving coastal rainforest and what it provides during the harshest of winters. He will bring with him an array of beautiful fresh ingredients including a bounty of Pacific seafood, local indigenous berries, and foraged algae. The dinner costs $55++ per person and will also feature complimenting beverage pairings with each course.

We are offering a one night package that includes tickets to the dinner and a one night stay at the hotel; book Room & Event Package here.