This upscale restaurant reflects the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s take on Northern Italian fare. ORSO serves timeless classics and regional specialties plus familiar starters that are transformed into exciting taste sensations by expert chefs. Pastas are handmade, and organic produce from nearby Twin Meadows Farms is featured. Try ORSO for a special night out.
The dining room is contemporary and bright, with regal accents typical of the historic Jasper Park Lodge. Patrons are treated to stunning views of Lac Beauvert with its famous backdrop of Mount Edith Cavell and Whistlers Mountain through impressive floor-to-ceiling windows and from the heated patio.
Breakfast Buffet: The Classic; Eggs Benedict; Buttermilk Pancakes; Waffles; Three-Egg Omelette; French Toast; Breakfast Poutine
Appetizers: White Anchovies: with peppers, almonds and fried sage; Arancini: bocconcini stuffed arborio with pomodoro sauce; Salmon Crudo: brown butter, cress and puffed amaranth; Antipasti: artisan meats and cheeses
Salads: Romaine Hearts: house pancetta, breadcrumbs and classic Caesar dressing; Caprese: aged balsamic, fior di latte, basil; Twin Meadows’ Zucchini and Greens: pine nuts and parmigiano reggiano
Mains: Spaghetti Mayerthorpe: boar meatballs, grana padano and basil; Ravioli: mushroom, Gorgonzola sauce, walnut; Gnocchi Ripieni: OKA stuffed pasta, house sausage, kale and prosciutto; Lobster Tagliatelle: breadcrumbs, olive oil; Penne: fire-grilled vegetables, pine nuts, aglio e olio; Risotto: seared scallop, corn agrodolce and grilled scallion; Chicken Suprema: maionese, kale, banana potato; Orso Brasato: lamb shank or veal, with polenta, porcini and tomato sott’olio; Rabbit Saltimbocca: fingerling potatoes, pickled mushrooms; 10 oz Alberta Bistecca: Twin Meadows’ fingerlings, braised cippolini and barolo jus; Conchiglie: taggiasche olives, steelhead trout and bagna càuda; Cacciucco: clams, scallops and shrimp in San Marzano tomato broth
Enhancements: Asparagus in Brown Butter; Prawns with Olives; Kale with Garlic and Pepperoncini; Fingerling Potatoes; Brussel Sprouts
Breakfast: $24 to $32
Dinner Mains: $25 to $90 (that two can share)
Drinks: wines $55 to $325, $12 to $18 by the glass, eight choices