May 30, 2016
By Where writers
Patios with Peak Views
Summer is all about enjoying fresh mountain air in the great outdoors. Pair your peaks with delicious food at these restaurants.
Earls offers daily brunch and upstairs balcony views of Roche Bonhomme (Old Man Mountain), a popular locals’ scramble. Those with a sweet tooth can savour a fresh pastry on Maligne Lake Chalet’s three-tier lake overlook as you watch the light sparkle on Charlton and Unwin peaks.
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s Emerald Lounge patio features views of Lac Beauvert, the golf course and Whistlers Mountain, and a summer drink menu. After a day of adventures, head to The Pines’ patio and refuel on a bison burger as you admire Pyramid Mountain, most impressive when drenched in evening alpenglow.
Need a pick me up after a day on the trails? Head to Snowdome Café for a treat with flair. Graceful designs on latte tops require the tawny espresso crema layer to be expertly combined with velvety steamed milk. “The real skill is controlling the milk pour,” says owner Shelley Koebel. “One of my baristas does dragons and peacocks.”
Jasper has fantastic Canadian cuisine, but the town also boasts great international restaurants. Kimchi House owner Monica An offers some of Jasper’s most genuine hospitality. Her savoury-sauced Korean specialties are served in stone hot pots and sizzling cast iron plates. Stainless steel chopsticks add to the presentation.
Evening to Savour
Embrace the pace of mountain life. “Dining at Becker’s Gourmet Restaurant is all about taking your time,” says executive chef Kami Cochrane. Prepared-to-order dishes range from vegan and gluten-free Agedashi tofu and eggplant to chimichurri-sauced Canadian striploin steak with lobster tail.
While you wait, admire the Mount Kerkeslin view with a glass of organic Summerhill pinot noir from BC’s Okanagan Valley.
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