The taste of Italy has come to the Columbia Valley at Carrick’s Restaurant located at the Greywolf Golf Course.
The restaurant is part of a changing vision of providing guests and residents a variety of places to eat while visiting Panorama Mountain Village.
Under the culinary guidance of renowned Executive Chef de Cuisine, Brian Vallipuram, Carrick’s offers something for everyone with their full service menu offerings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The difference in comparison to some of the other eateries at the resort can be felt immediately upon entering the restaurant.
Whereas the ski resort can be louder, filled with the hustle and bustle of skiers trying to grab something quickly before heading back on the slopes, Carrick’s offers more relaxed experience.
With the music of Frank Sinatra or Michael Buble playing softly from the speakers, guests are greeted and seated with a stunning view of the mountains and snow covered golf course while still being able to carry on a quiet conversation.
The menu is Italian with pleasant surprises found along the way providing something for most anyone.
It has numerous types of traditional pastas and meat dishes while also incorporating Alberta steak and appetizers which are fusions of Italian and many other cultures. This leads to an interesting and satisfying flavour explosion.
It has to be added that the chefs have also done their best to have something exquisite for your sweet tooth after the main part of your meal is complete.
Desserts such as the tiramisu cheesecake are made to be a nice completion of the meal while not sitting heavy in your stomach.
But it is not just the food that is something different at Carrick’s. The service also starts from the moment you enter until you leave; staff are trained and also work very hard to make your dining experience something you will remember.
Courtney Bain is starting his second year at the restaurant and is seeing a difference in what Carrick’s offers.
“People are very happy with their experience. It is just something new. It is nice and quiet which leads to a personal dining experience. I feel that every table that comes in can be attended to at all times. We try to create a completely different atmosphere.”
Vic and Angela North were visiting the resort from England and were very happy to find the restaurant.
“The food is first class. I have had one starter and one main course and they were both excellent. The young man behind the bar was excellent as well,” Vic said.
The couple agreed they would recommend the restaurant to anyone visiting the resort and wished there were more places like it on the slopes.
The restaurant now has an extensive wine list to choose from and with the most expensive items on the menu being $27 it is also friendly to the wallet.