FOR A TASTE OF BORDEAUX IN THE BOW VALLEY, GO TO MARKET
For a true taste of French cuisine, The Market Bistro at Three Sisters is one Canmore's most impressive hidden gems—and fantastic food is just the beginning at this local "home away from home".
Here, Bordeaux-born Anthony Rabot and Quebec-born Valerie Trudel—husband-and-wife owners of the restaurant—are thrilled not only to share their home-style French delights, but also to share the inspiration behind them.
What's more, it's not unusual to see Anthony stepping out of the kitchen (or Luigi, or Desirea, or Val, or whoever is working that day!) to greet customers with a hug or a warm handshake.
Home-Made Speciality Products & On-Site Wine Store? Oui!
A fine example of their signature wholesome style is The Market Bistro's home-made pates and pickled items, which make great local gifts that are sure to impress. Each product also makes for an effortless appetizer when hosting friends or family at home.
Wine-lovers will also enjoy the unique experience of picking up their wine at the restaurant's on-site liquor store, UnWined, after ordering their meal at The Market Bistro.
All wines at the UnWined store are available at The Market Bistro—making it the biggest wine list at a Canmore restaurant. What's more, they only charge a $15 corkage fee—making it the most affordable wine list in Canmore, too, Val says: "St-Emilion, Barolo, Chateau neuf-du-Pape, all under $75!" Valerie is always pleased to recommend the best pairings.
Special Set-Price Dinner Menu at Canmore Uncorked 2018
Val, Anthony and The Market Bistro team are also excited to offer a special prix-fixe menu during Canmore Uncorked. Foodies can look forward to a three-course meal for $25, with wine pairings for an additional $22.
Here's what you can look forward to on the menu—the only difficulty is making your selection for each course!
Option 1: Chicken Consomme (DF, GF)
Wine pairing: Dyonisis, Pinot Noir
Option 2 (add $2): Duck Rillette & Duck Terrine (GF*)
Served with arugula salad, toasted walnuts, croutons, parthena apple vinegar and olive oil dressing
Wine pairing: Domaine Houchart, Cote de Provence Rouge
Option 3: Home-Made Gnocchi (DF*, V)
Served with roasted red pepper pesto, parmigiano reggiano
Wine pairing: Monregal, Montalcino d'Abruzzo
Option 1 (add $10): Seafood Bouillabaisse (GF*, DF)
Seafood and fish stew. French specialty, served with traditional rouille
Wine pairing: Le Petit Berticot, Sauvignon Blanc
Option 2: Creamy French Lentils Stew (GF, DF, V, VG)
Served with button mushrooms and kale
Wine pairing: Mission Hill Estate Series, Chardonnay
Option 3: Herb & Garlic Braised Pork Shoulder (GD, DF)
Served with potatoes paysanne, rutabaga puree, roasted carrots and mushrooms
Wine pairing: Mission Hill Estate Series, Merlot-Cabernet
Option 1: Salted Caramel Pot de Creme (GF)
Wine pairing: Pata Negra, Cavaor
Option 2: Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Cobbler
Wine pairing: Il, Moscato d'Astior
Option 3 (add $2): Nutella & Hazelnut Financier
Served with French vanilla ice-cream
Wine pairing: Chateau Montifaud, Pineau des Charentes
Canmore Uncorked Lunch Special at The Market Bistro
- Festival Feature: Also on the menu during Uncorked is a delicious lunch! Enjoy a ham and cheese crepe with mushrooms and spinach, for the special price of $12. Available in-store during lunch hours at The Market Bistro throughout the Festival (May 3-13).
No reservations needed, however they are recommended when dining in for the set-price dinner menus during Canmore Uncorked 2018.