The weather is nice enough now for some leisurely weekend drives. Check out the Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranch, southwest of Calgary, that provides hormone and antibiotic-free elk and bison to the three resorts and four Calgary restaurants, including Divino, owned by the same company.
You can buy the same meats yourself at their on-ranch store, which opens for the season May 1 every Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This year, they’re also selling pre-made elk and buffalo dishes. Click for a map to the ranch here.
Another great excuse for a drive out of town, the annual Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival is fast approaching. It’s being held May 2 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Where else can you do tastings in such beautiful surroundings?
Daybreak Alberta, the CBC Alberta morning show on the weekends, needed to fill some airtime, so they grabbed me for a quick interview on this blog and eating in general. It airs Sunday at 7:15 a.m. on CBC Radio One but you can also listen to it here on RealPlayer. I hope I don’t come across as a boob.
I really hope saying farewell to the guys at Eat.Sleep..Dream…Food will only mean saying hello to them again somewhere down the road.
And finally, nothing to do with food, but everything to do with the power of photography and a simple narrative. You won’t be able to take your eyes off Days with My Father, a moving photo essay by Phillip Toledano.