As some people (hi Selina) were getting worried that we aren’t eating I thought I’d write about a few of the things we ate in Banff. Not having a kitchen meant we got to eat more exciting stuff than the usual pasta and sauce or bread and hummus!
First up is the sushi train! Rather than the traditional conveyor belt method, the sushi here went round the restaurant on a model train. I have to admit that this is part of the reason we went there. It was very good though, especially the deep fried shrimp, and it was about half the price of sushi back home.
My hairdresser, who happens to be Canadian, told me about poutine and it sounded pretty disgusting. It’s a typical Canadian fast food (originating from Quebec) made with chips, gravy and cheese curds. Still sounds disgusting but was surprisingly tasty.
Pizza with honey and chilli oil
For pizza lovers everywhere, get a load of this. On our penultimate night in Banff we went to the Bear Street Tavern where they encourage you to drizzle honey and chilli oil on your pizza. This was a new one on us but we felt that it was a winner!
This is basically a flat, oval donut made famous when it was served at the Canadian embassy during Obama’s* inauguration. It comes with a choice of topping, obviously I picked ‘chocolate hazelnut spread’. There’s no photo of this because we stuffed our faces with it immediately.
Halloween is as big here as it is in the US so all the shops are full of boxes and boxes of fun sized
sweets, chocolate and crisps candies and chips marketed for trick or treating. This included boxes of 50 mini Screme Eggs. We first saw these in Niagara Falls and it took a full 2 weeks of nagging to finally convince Stewart to let us buy some. Not quite as good as the UK version due to their rubbishy chocolate but still good.
Still not had pancakes or proper maple syrup!!
How long did it take Emma to eat 25 Screme Eggs (not counting the ones that I held back because Emma was eating them so fast)?
a) 1 hour
b) 5 hours
c) 1 day
d) 2 days
e) 3 days
f) 4 days
g) 5 days
*Stewart feels that this should say Barack Obama, but Emma feels that this is not necessary, because everyone knows who ‘Obama’ is. Apparently he’s just like Madonna or Cher who only have one name. Cheryl Cole wishes she could be like that.