Beer vs. Wine Lunch

Join us at the Whitehorn Bistro on Thursday August 12 for a unique lunch experience! A four-course meal prepared by our Executive Chef, David Acero will be placed before you. Each course will be paired with two samples... one beer, and one wine. Let the competition begin! Once you've decided which paired the best with the food, mark down your favorite choice. At the end, we'll find out who is the Beer vs. Wine Champion… Trolley 5 Brewery, or Quails' Gate Winery! This is a fun social lunch you won't soon forget.

  • Whitehorn Bistro Patio (we will host indoors if the weather is not favorable.)
  • Includes a four-course lunch, wine & beer pairings, tasting notes, gratuity and a Sightseeing Gondola ticket.
  • General Admission - $94.99 + GST.
  • Lake Louise Season Passholder Price - $79.99 + GST.
  • 11:00am: Arrive at the Lake Louise Summer Gondola and check in at Guest Services.
  • 11:05am: Load the Summer Gondola.
  • 11:30am sharp: Lunch will begin.
  • 2:00pm: Lunch will approximately end.
  • We do have a free shuttle that can take guests back to the village. Please check out ROAM Transit if you need to get to and from Banff.

Tickets Available Now

Tickets include a four-course lunch (see menu below), wine & beer pairings, tasting notes, gratuity and a Sightseeing Gondola Ticket. To redeem your tickets simply show your purchase receipt and ID when you arrive at the Summer Guest Services counter. Please visit Guest Services even if you have a Season Pass (to receive your lunch voucher.) The Season Passholder rate is only for those who have a valid 2020/21 Lake Louise Season Pass – the offer cannot be extended to friends. 

Note: Tickets are non-refundable. If you can no longer attend, please feel free to sell your ticket to someone else. The lunch will be subject to cancellation if we do not fill the minimum seat requirements, and only at that time a refund will be issued.

The Menu

This menu has been carefully crafted by our Executive Chef, David Acero! Beer pairings will be made by Trolley 5 Brewing, and wine pairings will be made by Quails’ Gate Winery. Sorry, we are not able to accommodate any food allergies with this menu and will be served as is. 

First Course
salmon tartare. smoked lime crème fraiche, pickled cucumber and mustard seeds, crispy baguette, dill, red onion, fresh strawberries and black sesame.

Second Course
saffron & lemon grass steamed mussels. cream, cherry tomatoes, peas, thyme, garlic, peanuts, toasted coconut, grilled sourdough.

Third Course
grilled wild boar cutlet and Okanagan peaches. fried spätzle and sage, baby kale, parmesan, honey jus, squash puree and chipotle and orange butter.

Fourth Course
raspberry and lavender crème brulee. white chocolate dipped cherries and mini meringue.

*Whitehorn Bistro was voted #1 “On-Mountain Restaurant in North America” by USA Today and received the 2020 Traveler’s Choice Award “Certificate of Excellence”.

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