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Best Ever Moussaka

If you've never had moussaka before you're missing out. Moussaka is a casserole popular in the Middle East and Balkans, must notably found at Greek dinner tables.

We've had many a moussaka (even in Greece), and the best one EVER was at The Balkan in Banff, Alberta. Beautifully spiced ground beef, layered roasted eggplant, zucchini, and potatoes, baked in a creamy béchamel until it achieved spectacular crunchy caramelized bits. To be clear, we aren't generally fans of eggplant, but in this instance, it is nothing short of divine.

When we visit the Canadian Rocky Mountains we always stay in Canmore. While Banff is the more internationally renowned, we find it feels like a tourist theme park and avoid it. Except to dine at The Balkan. And we always, without fail, order the moussaka.


120 Banff Ave, Banff, Alberta


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