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$120 for chef’s table in Banff

Weekend Travel Deal for September 27, 2013

vicky vacay deal of the dayBuffalo Mountain Lodge is offering an opportunity to attend its Chef’s Table experience, a special evening featuring the cuisine of one of the five chefs from Canadian Rocky Mountains Resorts’ properties. Book your room for $135 per night and pay $120 per person for the Chef’s Table.

Buffalo Mountain Lodge’s main lodge complements its natural setting with square timber, post-and-beam construction, and high, open ceilings. The decor pays tribute to old-world craftsmanship with custom-made cherry, pine, and bent-willow furnishings and copper and glass light fixtures.

This opportunity is valid for Lodge and Buffalo rooms on Friday, October 18 or Friday, November 29, 2013 and dinner at Cilantro from 6:30-9:30 pm. While Cilantro is currently closed for full operations until May 2014, it will be open for these events, which include taxes and gratuities, as well as a take-home gift. The restaurant can be reached at 1-403-762-2400.

A feast for your eyes and stomach — this evening will feature a chef from Canadian Rocky Mountains Resorts demonstrating how to prepare sumptuous dishes inspired by the unique ingredients from their kitchens. The Chef’s Table experience includes wine pairings. Tours National Parks

You’re going to love Banff. When Deputy Editor Rod Charles caught up with Bob McDonald, the TV personality talked about the beauty of Canada’s national parks — and why he sees them as being among the country’s greatest cultural symbols.

Charles: ”One thing that makes [McDonald’s] eyes light up is when he talks about Canada’s national parks. He’s had the opportunity to visit several in his career, including in 2012 when he travelled to Alberta as a guest speaker at the Jasper Dark Skies Festival. There he praised the beauty of the region and the educational value of the event, saying, ‘I think that’s an important lesson when you look at the dark skies, like we are in Jasper. You see that the earth is only one planet of a family of planets going around one star, that’s part of a huge galaxy that’s rotating through space, and that galaxy is only one of billions of other galaxies out there in an expanding universe, and even though we’re tiny, we know that. And that’s profound that we know our place.’”

To see a McDonald’s “Science of Travel” video, produced by, and read the rest of the story, click here.

To book with Buffalo Mountain Lodge: Call central reservations 1-403-410-7417, or Buffalo Mountain Lodge 1-800-661-1367. Email for more details.

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