Canmore’s culinary scene has developed quite the reputation in recent years, both in quantity of new dining establishments, and in quality of the meals and services they provide.  And the same can be said for Sage Bistro, a family owned business for nearly three decades.

You can’t have too much of a good thing here, where quantity and quality go hand in hand.  


While some establishments opt to perfect a small selection of dishes, Sage Bistro dines to the nines.

They house two distinct dining experiences and kitchens serving the upstairs lounge menu, or the downstairs bistro menu. This timeless Canadian log building is both classic and contemporary – “where modern and mountain meld together” for a cozy, relaxing experience.

You’ll never have the same experience twice, without any compromise in excellence. Here are the best features you can expect at your next visit to Sage Bistro.


The Ambience

Upstairs, the wine lounge’s high vaulted ceilings and expansive windows look out to stunning views of the Canadian Rockies, which can be fully appreciated by dining on one of three intimate patios. Light-colored log walls and a hint of greenery give the area both a warm and fresh feel. Downstairs, the bistro’s chestnut stained wood detailing, hardwood floors, barn-style beams and smoky toned tapestry give the traditional feel of a rustic but polished cabin.


The Ingredients

All menus at Sage thrive off of sourcing fresh, local ingredients wherever possible, and this difference is evident in the taste. Their network of suppliers is local and regional, unique and varied, featuring producers and purveyors of quality products. From where the eggs come from to how the protein is raised, and even the name of the farmer, Sage prides itself on knowing the answers to what is on your plate.



The Diversity

From wine to entrée, you’ll be spoilt for choice here. The tapas-inspired wine lounge menu offers an extensive cheese list, a variety of charcuterie, famous P.E.I. mussels in white wine cream, and more than 18 unique wines and 25 brews. In the bistro, classic mains are made to perfection, from confit Cornish game hen to red wine and rosemary braised lamb shank. Stopping in for brunch? Try the ricotta pancakes or banana bread French toast!


The Canmore Uncorked Menu

Just reading the menu itself is enough to make your mouth water. The $37 Festival Feature set menu serves up several delights to choose from.

To start, spinach salad or Arancini risotto balls with pine nuts and sun dried tomatoes.

Four mains are on offer, including beef bourguignon with Alberta beef & red wine stew, Kuterra salmon fillet with golden beets and fresh herb-avocado crema, chicken saltimbocca made with sage and prosciutto, or harvest risotto with roasted yam and organic wild mushrooms.

The desserts are just as detailed – tiramisu crafted with Lemoncello, mascarpone, cognac, and espresso soaked lady fingers. And you can’t go wrong with their classic pecan pie with fresh fruit and vanilla whip.


Bon Appetit! 

The Sage Bistro & Wine Lounge Canmore Uncorked menu is available until May 13, 2018.


Kymberley Hill