Central to restaurant Balkan‘s philosophy is philoxenia, the ancient Greek word for friendship. The term certainly fits well in this lively restaurant where, in addition to exemplary meals of scrumptious Greek food, customers can feel a breeze of Mediterranean passion and hospitality. On Tuesday and Thursday nights, in particular, dining here becomes a fun, cultural experience as dancers perform traditional Greek dances and plates are safely smashed against the wall, a peculiar celebratory ritual common in Greece. The menu includes Balkan’s flagship arni psito — a dish made with roasted lamb — and the succulent souvlakis, a range of skewered grilled meats.
Balkan Restaurant, 120 Banff Ave, Banff, AB, Canada, +1 403 762 3454