Veggie Girl’s parents were in town. She invited my in-laws for brunch at Seasons of Bowness Park. I was game. My boss Tread Lightly has been after me to blog about the restaurants in Bowness for ages. My photos from this meal don’t do the views from Bowness Park justice. You know who is a talented photographer? Jomameeats. You should check his Instagram account here @Jomamaeats as well his food blog.
I read the reviews on Yelp and Zomato on Seasons and here’s my take on value for food. If you want large portions and a cheap price, you won’t like this restaurant. This is the sort of place you can take guests and have a leisurely meal and absorb the scenery. If I want a cheap meal, I’ll head to Forest Lawn, where there are a plethora of amazing hole in the wall spots.
When I visited, the view of the frozen lagoon sets the mood for an enjoyable holiday meal. The prices for brunch are quite a bit less than dinner. Most brunch and lunch items were around the $16.00 mark while entrees for dinner were $30 and up.
Everyone except for my mother-in-law ordered several beers and caesars. I enjoyed a cup of strong coffee from our communal carafe of coffee. The coffee was so good, I didn’t need to add any sugar.
Seasons is also kid-friendly. Jackman was warmly welcomed by the servers and there was a high chair available for him. Jackman’s hair isn’t normally parted like this – this was Uncle Ben’s doing.
Most of my in-laws ordered the burger with fries ($16). The burger itself was on the small side, but it was very tasty and made with local beef and organic vegetables. The fries were good – crispy and hot.
Veggie Girl ordered the Vegetarian Masala ($16), which came with two thin pieces of naan bread. The presentation was lovely. I asked her if she liked it – she said yes but didn’t offer to let me try it for the blog. Thanks a lot Veggie Girl.
This was my dish – Chicken Pot Pie ($16). A square bowl was filled with large pieces of tender, free-range chicken and organic vegetables. My husband wished he ordered this instead of the burger. Lucky for him, I saved more than half of the pie for him to eat later that day when I was out. This dish is a winner.
The carrots were a dark orange, flavourful and still had that farm fresh crispness to it. The sauce was amazing – my brother-in-law Dave thought he could detect white wine. I would recommend that you ask for a spoon, so you get every drop of the sauce. The puff pastry was soft and pillowy.
My mother-in-law ordered the Eggs Benny ($16). The egg yolks were a bright molten orange. She said the potatoes were scrumptious.
Service was friendly and geninue. I know my mother would enjoy the service at Seasons and my father would like the view and food. I like Seasons and would return again for a special occasion to celebrate with family and friends.