Culinary Experiences at Métis Crossing
July 10, 2023
At Métis Crossing, enjoying Indigenous-inspired cuisine is an important part of our immersive Indigenous experience.
Culinary experiences at Métis Crossing have been developed to share and preserve Métis Culinary heritage while fostering community connections and promoting sustainability, health and respect for nature. We believe in the idea of Wahkohtowin, which means the importance of connections and unity among people, communities, and the environment, influencing the culinary experiences provided to visitors.
Our stories come from our families and our ancestors, and in many ways these stories are best shared around the table. The stories of our food harvesting and preparation share a great deal about who we are as a people.
If you’re looking for authentic Indigenous culinary experiences while delving into the distinct heritage of the Métis people, you’ve come to the right place! From traditional Métis dishes bursting with flavor to innovative culinary creations inspired by the fusion of Indigenous and European influences, our dining experiences promise to leave you craving more.
Dining Options at Métis Crossing
Métis Crossing offers different dining options depending on what you’re craving, with the restaurant located in our Cultural Gathering Centre, the Lodge Bistro, and our Lounge located in our Lodge.
The restaurant at the Cultural Gathering Center is where you can indulge in our Métis inspired lunches while enjoying the views of North Saskatchewan River. Here, we proudly feature premium, locally sourced bison, and seasonal produce. The Restaurant is also where we host our special buffet brunches every Sunday morning. Reservations are not required for The Restaurant, but are encouraged to book your spot for brunch.
If you’re looking for something faster and more casual, the bistro at the Lodge will meet your needs. Join us here for our daily hot breakfast, complete with locally sourced coffee and Métis inspired dishes.
Our culinary experiences to cater to all dietary needs and preferences to ensure you get the breakfast meal you need.
Connecting to Our Culture
While developing our culinary experiences, our approach is to create amazing dishes that our guests will travel miles to enjoy. . By embracing the concept of Wahkohtowin, at Métis Crossing we are committed to growing and harvesting many of our ingredients from our own land, The menu changes with the seasons and what nature has to offer, featuring ingredients such as bison, saskatoons, trout, and raspberries.
Our favorite dishes come from a fusion – of past and present, of European and First Nations, of local and international. We pick the best from all worlds to create dishes that are distinctly Métis. Traditionally, the Métis were buffalo hunters with lifestyles dependent on the buffalo hunt. When the skilled Métis hunters were not on a buffalo hunt, they spent time hunting other animals for food such as moose, elk, mule deer, prairie bush rabbit and wild birds such as prairie chicken, sage grouse, duck and geese. Fish was also a major source of food for the Métis people. The Métis also gathered wild berries, edible wild plants, and turnips, which were peeled and dried, then pounded them into flour for use in Bannock.
Our menus throughout Métis Crossing have been thoughtfully designed by our world-class chefs with our history in mind to share our distinct Indigenous story with you in a new and delicious way.
Opportunities for Events
At Métis Crossing we are pleased to offer the ability to host your large event. If you are searching for a one-of-a-kind event experience, with a contemporary venue and modern amenities in a natural setting, and an Indigenous cultural destination that offers authentic experiences and culinary offerings with a dedicated team, then Métis Crossing is the perfect place for you.
The Cultural Gathering Centre at Métis Crossing is the perfect place to host a corporate meeting, your special day, or a cultural gathering. Whether your plan for a formal banquet or casual catering, guests can expect delicious and nutritious Métis inspired meals, accommodating a dietary restrictions and exceptional service by a dedicated team.
To learn more about our tasty culinary experiences, or save your seat in the restaurant at the Cultural Gathering Center, please call us at (780) 656-2229.