Canmore gets Uncorked

A new food and drink festival is being unveiled in the mountains this spring. From April 3 to 12 Canmore Uncorked aims to celebrate the area’s unique dining experiences.

In addition to nightly three-course fixed-price menus at more than 25 Canmore eateries the inaugural event will feature progressive dinners cooking courses and unique events. Participants can t aste over 30 beers at the Uncorked Craft Beer Festival where brew masters will share their knowledge and their best brews; sample over 60 different wines 10 spirits and gourmet appetizers at the wine festival; or experience the first Uncorked Long Table Dinner where six restaurants will each serve one course to 100 people seated at one long outdoor table in the town’s Millennium Park.

At Canmore’s newest restaurant Tavern 1883 operating partner Joe Gregory says he’s proud to be part of the local restaurant scene as well as the upcoming festival. “With so many great establishments and with such variety we hope to add to the overall Canmore culinary experience. We are also extremely pleased and excited to be part of the first Canmore Uncorked festival — we look forward to the event being a huge success and an annual celebration of food and beverages in Canmore” he says.

James Kendal general manager of Tapas Restaurant says he’s excited that restaurateurs hoteliers and retailers are coming together in a collaborative effort to develop a culinary tourism experience in the Bow Valley. “Canmore Uncorked really shows the evolution of our culinary industry and is just one more fantastic reason to visit and play in Canmore."

There are great eats and hotel deals to be had — a perfect opportunity to plan a little spring staycation and help support a community that was hit hard by the June 2013 flood. Visit canmoreuncorked.com for festival details a calendar of events and full listing of culinary packages.