The Canadian Rockies have long been a popular destination for year-round outdoor enthusiasts. Now the indoors is being celebrated, too.
Simple Treasures is a cookbook created by Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts and its Executive Chef Alistair Barnes. The book showcases the best of Western Canadian cuisine and includes recipes using the region's fruits, vegetables, game meats and fish.
Chef Barnes collaborated with the head chefs at CRMR's restaurants, and the end result is a biography of the each of the three lodges and four restaurants. Beautifully photographed, Simple Treasures also explores the history, concept and atmosphere of each lodge and restaurant.
Recipes include such tempting titles as Bow River Trout Fillet with Citrus Herb Sauce and Roast Elk Tenderloin, Squash Hash and Wild Rose Game Reduction.
Simple Pleasures is published by Altitude Publishing and available for $29.95 CAD at Chapters, Indigo, Coles, Amazon and independent booksellers. The book is also available at CRMR's lodges and restaurants.
Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts include Emerald Lake Lodge in Field, British Columbia; Deer Lodge in Lake Louise, Alberta; and Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff, Alberta. CRMR owns four Calgary restaurants: Cilantro, Velvet, The Ranche and Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro. They also own The Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranch; Bin 905, a wine boutique and Panino, a bakery -- both in Canmore, Alberta.