Nutmeg loves the Crazy Weed Kitchen in Canmore. The food is consistently good with a strong Asian influence. Signature starters include; Vietnamese pork meatballs and salt and pepper calamari. Nutmeg’s favorite main course is the red curry seafood bowl and Ginger loves the fettuccine with chorizo, big shrimp, grilled vegetables and creamy tomatillo and chipotle sauce.
The Crazy Weed can only be described as eclectic. It is located on Railway Avenue in Canmore, after a move from Main Street a couple years ago. The building was purpose built for the restaurant, with high ceilings, a green roof that looks a bit shaggy, a design that creates essentially two main dining areas, great mountain vistas and a casual deck. The decor is simple with white walls and splashes of color in the seating. The atmosphere is busy and the appearance of unfinished “projects” (art that is still to be hung, herb planters that are still waiting to be finished) seems to suit the character of the place just fine.
The challenge with Crazy Weed has been inconsistent service. At times one has been left to wonder if the wait staff will ever come back….then dinner shows up and the wait has worth it. Good news though, recently there has been a realignment in ownership and Nutmeg is very happy to report that the service at dinner last week was fantastic.
In addition, to menu items listed above the following are worth a try:
- Frites with garlic aioli – Chili rates the fries 7.5/10
- Jewel box salad – orange segments, shaved bartlett pear, blackberries, fairwinds goat cheese with greens and lemon vinaigrette
- Ceasar Salad – Chili and Hot Sauce rate this one a 9/10 or higher – they are still talking about it
- Halibut with beets, avocado and a citrus sauce – Nutmeg’s new summer favorite (without the avocado)
Great food, add to your must do or must return list.
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