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Posted by El Toro Banff on August 22, 2014

As one of Spain's most famous culinary exports, tapas is popular yet simple enough that many restaurants all over the world offer it. In an article for the Lonely Planet website, writer Javier Panero says: Read more...


Posted by El Toro Banff on August 20, 2014

When you wake up in the morning, the hunger pains in your stomach should be enough to indicate that you need a full breakfast to brave the problems of the day. To illustrate, a recent article for Pique by Brandon Barrett reinforces the importance of breakfast, something Canadians have seemingly forgotten: Read more...


Posted by El Toro Banff on September 20, 2014

If you're looking to visit the Canadian Rockies sometime in the next few months, Avenue Calgary magazine writer Karin Olafson explains why there's no better time to visit than in October Read more...


Posted by El Toro Banff on September 19, 2014

Your typical breakfast while you're somewhere in the Canadian Rockies might include a hearty serving of some bacon strips, pork sausages, French toast, or a tower of pancakes with syrup, but do you know what people halfway around the world might be filling their hungry stomachs with first thing in the morning? There are many excellent restaurants in Banff that could offer you a taste of international breakfast cuisine, and here are a few that should warrant a try Read more...


Posted by El Toro Banff on July 22, 2014

Canada is continually displaying its long-known agricultural excellence as well as its capabilities as a supplier of safe and high-quality food to Chinese buyers and other interested parties. While Canadian officials are making their move to get more attention from the international market, though, they have continued to address the needs of the local food industry. Magazine editor Carolyn Cooper recently reported on government efforts to bring further innovations to the Canadian beef industry: Read more...


Posted by El Toro Banff on July 21, 2014

It is a popular belief that breakfast is the most important meal of the day as this meal fuels the body up to perform necessary day-to-day tasks. In addition, the nutrient content of each dish plays an important role in maintaining good health among children and adults alike. Because appropriate nutrition is a valuable component of public health, the government is planning to introduce measures that would help people plan their meals better, as reported in a press release posted on the Canadian government's official website: Read more...


Posted by El Toro Banff on July 3, 2014

You've brought your date to one of the best restaurants in Banff to bask in the picturesque beauty of the mountains and their snowy peaks-great job! Now the waiter hands you the menu, and you end up panicking, not knowing which dish to pick, or if she'd even like your choice. Well, if you're one of the many couples who regularly enjoy a lovely dinner in places like El Toro Restaurant, you might want to ask for the chateaubriand. Read more...


Posted by El Toro Banff on July 2, 2014

Experience a taste of Spain in the Great White North - yes, you don't need a plane ticket to do just this. Many excellent restaurants in Banff, like El Toro Restaurant, offer tapas, quesadillas, paellas, and most anything in between. Yet food is just one part of experiencing international cuisine; if you want to take your exceptional Spanish dining to the next level, here are some table etiquette you might want to practice: Read more...


Posted by El Toro Banff on May 27, 2014

Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to go to the ritziest restaurant in town to enjoy a wonderful and elegant dinner with your significant other. Eating in a casual Banff restaurant can also be a romantic experience if you take the time to carefully plan your meal. Here are a few tips to help you out: Read more...


Posted by El Toro Banff on May 26, 2014

Many people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and many nutritionists will be quick to agree. Some people, however, skip breakfast altogether while those who don't may not be eating the options that promote good overall health.

Eating a healthy breakfast can be tough, especially if your schedule is hectic from the moment you wake up. Fortunately, many healthy breakfast options are quite easy to prepare. That in mind, here are a few ways to make the most important meal of the day a little healthier:

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Posted by Hugh Tafel on April 29, 2014

Without a doubt, Mexican cuisine is among the most popular in the world - and for very good reasons. If you're thinking of having a meal that is fresh, healthy, tasty, and satisfying, you can't go wrong with a delicious beef burrito or quesadillas served with salsa. Then again, there's more to Mexican food than meets the eye, wherein most dishes are composed of basic ingredients that blend together to create a gastronomic delight. Read more...


Posted by Hugh Tafel on April 23, 2014

Eggs Benedict, croissants, French toast, omelette, pancakes - these are food items that are best served in the morning to awaken one's sleepy senses. Unfortunately, not everyone is keen on having the "most important meal of the day" and would rather have a quick snack or a cup of coffee instead. In fact, an article posted at Peelregion.ca states that "[a]lmost one third of Canadian adults do not eat breakfast regularly", and now comes the question: are you or are you not a breakfast eater? Read more...


Posted by Hugh Tafel on March 25, 2014

There will be times when you will want to taste something different from the food that you usually make at home. If you're feeling adventurous and health-conscious, then you should consider going to amazing Banff restaurants, especially those that serve dishes inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. As a Newstalk article published on February 26, 2014 details, it is good for people to try out this type of food: Read more...


Posted by Hugh Tafel on March 20, 2014

If you've noticed that your child has been performing poorly at school lately, then it is probably time for you to try different ways to boost his or her performance. A February 5, 2014 article on LiveStrong.com suggests that feeding your child a full and healthy breakfast is one way by which you can do this: Read more...


Posted by El Toro Banff on February 18, 2014

Eating meat used to be a simple affair in ancient times. Did the Mongols prefer their meat rare? Did the Vikings choose sirloin over tenderloin? They were hardly picky.

The Industrial Revolution brought new ways to enjoy meat, including a systematic guide to different cuts of steak. This allowed meat production to make the most out of each cattle in the slaughterhouse, minimizing waste. Today, beef is identifiable by cuts like rib-eye, New York strip, tenderloin, sirloin, and T-bone.

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Posted by El Toro Banff on February 17, 2014

Tourists have no shortage of things to do in Banff, Alberta. In the winter, you can go dogsledding in the Rocky Mountains or experience ice fishing in Spray Lake; in the summer, you can marvel at the beauty of Sulfur Mountain via gondola or enjoy a relaxing cruise down Bow River. Read more...


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