After a long eight-hour drive through the prairies, the Rocky Mountains are an incredible sight. As we rolled into the pretty little town of Canmore, Alberta, nestled in the heart of the mountains near Banff, I mentioned how lovely it was. Dave, a man of few words, agreed… saying, “yeah, it’s got copious mountains and shit.” Indeed.
After a long drive, we were excited to try the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company. We tried to get in on a trip through here a couple of years ago, and it was a 45-minute wait. This time, we got in around 5 p.m. and we got in right away.
The thing you notice right away is the smell of smoke, like you are at a campfire. Then, you see the big wood burning oven where they make all of their flatbread pizzas. It smelled incredible. Of course, we had to try one of those.
Dave had the special flatbread of the night, shaved red onion, caramelized fennel, crumbled gorgonzola cheese, wild boar sausage, roasted garlic and sour pitted cherries. The cherries were a great compliment to the wild boar sausage – a very interesting and unique flavour. The flatbread itself was a little crispy, but thin – the way we like it.
I settled on the pasta special of the night – three cheese stuffed tortellini with Swiss chard, green peas, corn and garlic and tossed in a creamy herb pasta with goat cheese. It was absolutely delicious! The goat cheese was incredibly fresh.
We totally cleaned our plates, and the only thing left after we were done were two lonely pieces of corn that fell on our table! Two thumbs up for sure!