To kick off our holiday vacation, my companion and I decided to make the big drive down from Edmonton, AB to Fernie, BC Alpine Resort to enjoy our first time out boarding this season. After anxiously checking the snow reports and finding a disappointing base of only about 100 cm, we were rewarded with a winter storm warning that predicted a fresh dump of 35 cm the night we were driving in. After blowing through six hours of fresh, mind-blowing, waist-deep powder we were both exhausted and famished. Our first choice for dinner was the local sushi restaurant Yamagoya. As it turned out, the one night we were in town, Yamagoya had the staff Christmas party, so we were left with no choice but to head down the street to The Curry Bowl, a house-converted-Thai-restaurant. (We ended up extending our boarding trip for dinner at Yamagoya, but more on that later!)
|Panang Curry (side of rice and pickled vegetables)|
|Mango / Shrimp Curry|
(with a side of rice and pickled vegetables)
The atmosphere and service at The Curry Bowl are exactly what you need after a hard day of snowboarding at Fernie. However, the main dishes, while unique on first-bite, became bland and forgettable and lost major style points for sloppy presentation.
Top Pick: home-style hot chocolate