50580 Trans Canada Hwy
Boston Bar, BC V0K 1C0
September 13, 2009
To find the Canyon Alpine Restaurant, just simply follow the bright arrows on the sign found just off of the highway. On the few occasions my family decide to disembark from the hustle and bustle of the big city and visit me up yonder, they usual end up stopping here for breakfast. Tonight we decided to investigate the place (and have dinner while we’re at it of course).
They boast a staggering 6 page menu that is just jammed packed with all types of food offerings, including an all-day breakfast menu. I chose a two-piece fish and chips plate, and Mr O ordered ‘The Works’ omelet. We were also eyeing the huge display of home-made pies… I think I counted at least 9 different types, which included strawberry, pumpkin, cherry cheesecake, apple, and blueberry. To be honest, I sort of stopped listening to what the waiter was reciting as soon as I heard the word ‘strawberry’. I couldn’t wait to try my first slice of strawberry pie!
There is a very interesting contrast of decor found at this establishment. A huge dresser sat against one wall with a huge assortment of beanie baby-type toys covering its surface, and hand crafted matchstick holders and napkin holders sat at every window sill… all of this for sale. And let’s not forget about the stuffed owl perched up above in the ceiling and cougar found prowling overhead. I’ve been told that cougar meat is very tasty, but alas I didn’t find it on the menu.
The food came pretty quick and the restaurant started to fill with regulars as we ate. Mr O really enjoyed his omelet and finished the entire plate. It was a 3-egger omelet, choked filled with ingredients which included bacon, ham, mushrooms, green onions, and cheddar cheese. Sides included panfries and toast.
My meal consisted of 2 pieces of cod fillets, which I thought was a tad on the dry side and the batter was thicker than I cared for. Near the end I ended up just picking off the coating and eating only the meat. The fries were nothing to write home about… but the coleslaw was amazing! It was nice and tangy, and you can feel the bite of the cabbage just the way I like it.
Once our plates were cleared off, it was time to tackle dessert! I ordered a slice of strawberry pie, and Mr O had a slice of the pumpkin pie. Ooohh… was it ever good! My plate was just *covered* in strawberries, all plump and whole. There was a thin rim of crust around the other edge, but I didn’t see any bottom crust. It was pretty much like eating a plate of glazed strawberries, but I didn’t care. I quite enjoyed it. Mr O really like his pie too. It had just the right amount of spices and had a great filling-to-crust ratio. This man knows his stuff when it came to pumpkin pies too.
Oh, did I forget to mention the large flat screen TV that hangs from the main wall? NCIS was playing while we were eating our dessert. It was great being about to share my pie with Mark Harmon (*sigh* he’s such a sweetheart!)
Bottom line? We’ll definitely be back again. There are 6 pages of menu to work through after all!