Revelstoke Golf Club tees off with a tantalizing new menu

The Revelstoke Golf Club opened for the 2016 season in perfect weather on Wednesday, April 20. The restaurant will open on Saturday April 30, entering the foodies scene with a fresh new menu that includes "the best burger in town" — or so their members say.

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The scenic Revelstoke Golf Club will give foodies something new to enjoy when its restaurant’s brand new menu is revealed this weekend, following the club’s tee off for the 2016 season.

This year’s early warm weather helped the course open 10 days earlier than planned on Wednesday April 20. And if the perfect conditions are anything to go by, the season will be a hit.

“The course is in such fantastic condition,” club director Dean Jackson said. “It’s a phenomenal, traditional golf course and the views are like nowhere else. You have a mountain in the vista from every tee box.”

The impressive Columbia River also surrounds the course, adding to the view from five of the 18 holes.

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Enjoy views of surrounding mountains and the Columbia River at five of the 18 holes at the Revelstoke Golf Club course. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

The club’s restaurant will open for summer trade on Saturday April 30, with a fresh menu.

French Canadian chef Franćois Morin crafted the new menu, leaning on his heritage, the Revelstoke culinary scene and his extensive restaurant experience to create a varied selection that is healthy, supports local producers and is reasonably priced.

“We varied our menu quite a bit,” Morin said. “I’d like to think there is something for everybody there.”

A feature meal will include the mouth-watering maple bacon salmon on a bed of rice.

“I’m French Canadian so maple can go in any meal for me,” Morin said.

The restaurant is also bringing back their popular cheeseburger, introduced last year, which golf members say is the best in town. Presented on a brioche bun, you won’t find any boasting about meat brands or fillings here — Morin says it’s all about the flavour.

“Ours is more basic,” he said. “People seem to have lost sight of what a good burger is.”

There’s is simple, served with lettuce, cheese and onion. But what makes this burger great is the choice of cheese toppings such as blue cheese, smoked, gouda, brie or garlic and herb goat cheese.

“Once you include those, its transformed into a gourmet cheeseburger,” Morin said.

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Enjoy a meal at the Revelstoke Golf Club’s restaurant, overlooking the scenic golf course. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

The menu also includes La Baguette’s beet vegetable burger, served with alfalfa sprouts on a brioche bun. Four Mt Begbie Brewery beers are on tap and the wine list will be updated weekly to suit the menu’s features.

The restaurant serves lunch and dinner throughout the week while breakfast will be available on weekends from 8 a.m. starting in two weeks. Guests can enjoy their meals overlooking the manicured course and the restaurant patio is positioned near the 18th hole.

As the club kicks off for another great season, along with the weekly Ladies’ Days on Tuesday and Men’s Nights on Wednesday, the club will celebrate Mother’s Day with a brunch on Sunday, May 8.

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