Timberwolf – Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

We had dinner here after a long day checking out the sights around Lake Louise, so needless to say, we were pretty hungry! We started with the garlic cheese bread and a garden salad. The bread was great – lots of garlic and lots of cheese… The salad was also good, but being a tomato lover, it would have been nice if there were more than 2 small pieces of tomato in it. For mains, Martin ordered fettuccine with basil and garlic pesto and I ordered spaghetti with rose sauce, after discovering that is was a creamy tomato type sauce. The servings didn’t look huge when they arrived but, as you ate, you realised how much was actually on your plate. They also came with more garlic bread (although sadly, not the cheese variety!). And we washed it all down with a glass of local chardonnay, which smelled better than it tasted, but it wasn’t bad! Martin had already decided that he was going to order dessert, and at some point I decided that I was probably full enough to not bother, but I was going to try the Caribbean hot chocolate (hot chocolate with coconut rum). However, the waitress was a little slow coming to take our dessert order and the chocolate brownies were calling my name, so when she did come and take our order, the words ‘chocolate brownies’ just came out of my mouth! When they arrived, they were huge – 2 large triangles, where if you put them together they would have been the size of a large piece of bread. This meant, of course, that Martin had to eat one of them, because there was no way I could have eaten them all! Martin did manage to fit one in, though, along with his vanilla panacotta, which he declared was delicious!