2012 Banff Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival – Ticket Giveaway!

The fifth-annual Banff Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival will be held in Banff, with the main event being the Grand Tasting Hall at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel – Conference Centre on May 4 & 5, 2012. Thanks to Brookline Public Relations, I have two(2) admission tickets to give away for this event. The giveaway tickets are for the Saturday afternoon session on May 5, 2012 (2 – 5 p.m). When presented at the door, these tickets will allow for complimentary access into the Grand Tasting Hall at the Banff Springs Hotel. Please note that tasting coupons are not included and all attendees will need to purchase tasting coupons separately at a cost of $0.50 cents each to use for obtaining food, wine and other beverage samples.  These tickets are not transferable to any other session. This is an adult only event. All attendees must be 18 years or older. Minors (including infants) are not permitted to attend.

To enter into this draw for the Wine Festival tickets, simply leave a comment in the section below telling me “What is your favourite wine, beer or cocktail drink?”. You will need to put a valid email address in the appropriate box when telling me about your favourite beverage (not in the comment itself), so that I can contact you if your name is drawn. This giveaway contest will close on Monday, April 30 at 7PM MST. I will hold a random draw and one winner will be chosen. I will contact the winner via e-mail that evening as well as post the name of the winner here.  Good Luck!
(Prize worth $54-$60)

Here are some highlights of what you can expect from this year’s festival.

For food, featured chefs are offering an array of delicious samples that include:

  • Juniper Bistro & Lounge – Braised bison short rib with wild arugula pesto mash.
  • Balkan, The Greek Restaurant – Flambéed Ouzo Prawns. Winner of last year’s Grand Sample Search.
  • Eden at Rimrock Resort Hotel  – Lobster Pappardelle.
  • Sunshine Mountain Lodge  – Pan searing a Coffee Glazed Pork Belly.
  • The Bison Restaurant & Terrace  – Brulèe baking Maple Bacon Marshmallows.

For Wine & Spirits:

  • Deerfield Ranch Winery  – Featuring biodynamic, environmentally-sustainable vineyards
  • Magic Moments Premium Vodka  – rice based gluten-free vodka from India. All the following flavours have received International awards: Lemongrass & Ginger; Green Apple; Chocolate; Lemon; Raspberry; Orange
  • Harmonie  – A new in the line of Hypnotiq which is a unique blend of premium French vodka, infused natural fruits, flowers, and a touch of cognac.
  • Uptown Girl Beer  – Beer made exclusively for women. With a unique bottle design it stays cold longer, and is lower in calories and carbs than standard beer… with no bad aftertaste. A portion of profits go to breast cancer research.

Here is some more detailed information from the press release about the festival events that will be happening throughout the town of Banff that weekend:

The Festival will feature a sizzling array of culinary offerings, Friday through Sunday, throughout the town of Banff. The main event will be the Grand Tasting Hall at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel – Conference Centre, where samples of the finest local cuisine will be specially prepared by the area’s top restaurants over the course of three tasting sessions. In addition to all the fine food fare, Festival-goers will have the opportunity to sip an extensive selection of unique wines, high quality ports, fine single-malt scotches, premium spirits and import and micro-brewed beer.

It’s the perfect opportunity for a weekend visit to Banff or Lake Louise, as local restaurants will be adding to the excitement, hosting a variety of unique and tempting side events from rib cook-offs to lobster boils to winemaker’s dinners to clambakes.

Grand Tasting Hall event tickets are available online at www.banfflakelouise.com/wine-food for $27, or $30 at the door based on availability. Sampling coupons are available for purchase onsite for $0.50 each.

Grand Tasting Hall – The Fairmont Banff Springs Conference Centre
Friday, May 4, 2012 – Evening Tasting Session 7-10pm
Saturday, May 5, 2012 – Afternoon Tasting Session 2-5pm
Saturday, May 5, 2012 – Evening Tasting Session 7-10pm

Friday May 4th
Taste of Switzerland – Ticino Italian restaurant
Dine Around Canada – Eden at Rimrock Resort Hotel
Authentic New England Clam Bake – Elk & Oarsman Pub
Wine Maker’s Dinner – Maple Leaf Grill & Lounge
Black Hills Estate Wine Maker’s Dinner – Banffshire Club Restaurant at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Stoli Russion Vodka Party – hooDoo Lounge & Nightclub
Michael Sicoly Live – Rundle Lounge at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Saturday May 5th
Saturday Brunch – Bow Valley Restaurant at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Wild Man of Washington Warm Up Party – Elk & Oarsman Pub
Baby Back Rib Cook-Off – Elk & Oarsman Pub
Great Canadian Lobster Boil – St. James’s Gate
Dine Around Canada – Eden at Rimrock Resort Hotel
Italian Dinner Party – Giorgio’s Trattoria
Absolut After Party – Aurora Nightclub
Michael Sicoly Live – Rundle Lounge at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Sunday May 6th
Sensational Sunday Brunch – The Bison Restaurant & Terrace

For a full schedule of the weekend’s events, visit www.banfflakelouise.com/wine-food.

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3 Responses to 2012 Banff Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival – Ticket Giveaway!

  1. Lindsay says:

    One of my new favorite drinks is the St. Germain Cocktail. So light and refreshing!

  2. miss.foodie says:

    The giveaway contest has now ended. Congratulations, Lindsay! You are the lucky winner!

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