Balkan brings lively Mediterranean flavors and hospitality to the heart of Banff. Opened more than 30 years ago by Jason and Joanna Karlos, the restaurant specializes in authentic Greek recipes with fresh ingredients. The couple’s sons, Stavros and Yanni, recently modernized the decor and menu while remaining true to Greek culinary traditions. The interior features rock walls, a hardwood communal table and colorful Greek art. There are special dinner nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays, featuring belly-dancing, ouzo shooters, and – of course – plate smashing.