Food and Drink
Food gets better when you get closer to the farm and Red Deer is at the heart of one of Alberta`s richest agricultural regions. Red Deer visitors can enjoy great dishes like Jack Daniels-infused Alberta beef rib eye served with grilled asparagus fresh plucked from a Central Alberta field or Eggs Benedict Florentine made with farm fresh eggs and locally-produced cheese. Any way you slice it, Red Deer`s food scene is just starting to blossom and the possibilities are endless.
Food trucks have helped to energize Red Deer`s downtown streets with a new food scene that`s quick, quirky and fun. Visitors can get the local homemade scoop at Peppermint Andy`s Ice Cream Wagon, sink their teeth into the city`s best grilled cheese sandwich at Chedda Heads, and enjoy fresh ground coffee at Cool Beans – just to name a few.
Worth Pulling Over
It`s a long drive between Alberta`s two biggest cities, but halfway between is something worth pulling off the highway for. The Westlake Grill at Heritage Ranch bakes their own bread from scratch and creates delectable dishes from fresh local ingredients. There`s also trail rides, carriage rides, sleigh rides, segway tours and cross country skiing.
Red Deer has great dining venues that are committed to making memorable meals with locally-sourced ingredients. Whether visitors are enjoying Chef Emmanuel David’s Big Bend Bison Rib eye served with saskatoon berries and thyme, Chef Chris’s spiced red and black quinoa stuffed peppers at the Red Stone Grill or a fabulous meal at another great area restaurant, they will enjoy the fresh flavours of food that is sustainably produced close to home.
Bring this story to Life
Let us arrange an interview or a cooking session with a gold medal chef who supports local farmers and sustainable seafood. Contact Vicky Loughlin for more information.