I was invited by this restaurant to try some of their flatbreads, but more importantly, to discuss their green initiatives, their involvement with the Ocean Wise program and what they offer back to the community around them.
The restaurant maintains a zero waste integrated menu. Other green initiatives include composting, using local produce, buying green electricity, and using biodegradable take home containers.
But that’s not all. The restaurant also teaches life skills in local schools. They have a team of inspirational facilitators including environmentalists, nutritionists and community gardeners who lead three core school projects: Responsible Entrepreneur Project, teaching students life skills in how to build their own eco-business; Earth Bites Project, teaching students life skills of how to create delicious and nutritious snacks and how to grow their own food; Local Heroes Project, teaching students life skills in community building.and fundraising. In 2009 they raised over $10,000 for local schools and clubs.
The menu at Rocky Mountain Flatbread is full of items crafted using lots of local and organic produce, free range organic meats and Ocean Wise seafood.
We started our meal with the West Coast Salmon Flatbread ($10.95)
The thin crust was super crispy and had a light roasted garlic taste. The salmon we were told was smoked in-house. Its consistency was like butter. The lemon horseradish drizzle was tangy but not overwhelming. All the flavours were held together by a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese. Great appetizer.
For our main, we opted for the seasonal flatbread special ($10.95). This being Ocean Wise month, our flatbread had wild sockeye salmon.
I can’t stress enough how tasty and crispy the dough is on these flatbreads. They are made with a blend of organic unbleached white flour & whole wheat flour and sweetened with a touch of mineral rich maple syrup. This particular flatbread pizza had a zesty avocado base (no cheese), spinach, quinoa, wild sockeye salmon, in-house pickled cucumbers, red onions and was finished with a creamy wasabi ginger drizzle.
As you can see by the pictures, the pizza had a lot of toppings. for $10.95 you get a decent lunch.
Another option is the pasta special ($10.95) Another Ocean Wise win with sockeye salmon.
Fettucini noodles with cremini mushrooms and grape tomatoes tossed in a creamy white wine sauce and topped with wild sockeye salmon. The sauce was exceptional. Not too heavy but creamy enough to bring the dish together. The pasta was finished with shaved aged cheddar and dill.
To finish off our meal, we had the warm double chocolate brownie.
The restaurant is family friendly and has a play area for children. They also offer children’s pizza making birthday parties.
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