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Our Food

It’s Cajun!

Louisiana

Louisiana

Cajun food is robust, rustic food found along the bayous of Louisiana, a combination of French & Southern cuisines. Cajun food is known for being very well seasoned although not always spicy and is often a ‘one pot’ meal. Boudin & andouille sausages and ‘blackened’ meats are popular Cajun foods. The backyard crawfish boil is another byproduct of the Cajun Culture.

It’s Creole!

Acadiana

Acadiana

Creole food is a cosmopolitan food created in New Orleans with European, African & Native American roots. Creole foods often contain tomatoes and tomato sauces where Cajun food does not. The essence of Creole is in the use of a vast array of spices from various regions, rich sauces and creamy soups. Think shrimp remoulade, Creole jambalaya and seafood bisque.

It’s Rocky!

Canadiana

Canadiana

Alberta beef is known worldwide for its quality and tenderness. Beef, along with the many game meats of the area are ideally suited for cooking quickly over a grill, stir fried or roasted and served with a light sauce, salad and vegetables. And of course, you can’t get more Canadian than maple glazed BC salmon on a cedar plank served with a Bloody Caesar to drink!

It’s Fusion!

Tooloulou's

Tooloulou's

Louisiana is the largest USA producer of blue crab which is a popular ingredient in Creole and Cajun cuisine. Canada is the world’s largest producer of snow crab so what better way to fuse cuisines than to incorporate snow crab into signature Creole & Cajun menu items. Tie in Canadian lobster to our shrimp etouffee and voila! ….. fusion.

Our Restaurant

Tooloulou’s introduced itself to the downtown Banff dining scene in October 2012. Locally owned and operated as a casual and intimate fifty seat restaurant, Tooloulou’s offers a Cajun Creole inspired flair alongside a touch of Canadian Rocky Mountain infusion.

Canadians have a direct historical link with our southern Louisiana neighbours. Acadians who lived in our Maritime provinces survived a time of persecution when many migrated to Louisiana where they were instrumental in developing the Cajun culture. Chef Steve embraces the opportunity to merge his love of hearty home-style cooking that compliments southern & Louisana favourites side by side with true Canadian character. Following his philosophy that ‘made in house’ is best, menu items, sauces and sides are made from fresh and natural ingredients. Extensive Breakfast Lunch & Dinner menus offer a wide selection of tasty options for every palate. And don’t be shy to sample from over 100 hot sauces available on our Hot Shotz shelf!

Our People

Steve Smythe

Owner/Chef Steve hails from Calgary where he earned his Red Seal in 1981. His love of cooking has kept him in Banff’s kitchens for over forty years.

Catherine Sinclair Smythe

Catherine came to Banff in 1977 and fell in love. She has worked in Banff’s restaurant industry as hostess, server, fry cook, manager and owner.

Caeleigh Smythe

Born and raised in Banff Caeleigh has been brought up in Banff’s service industry. She now works at Tooloulou’s as a Floor Manager.

Todd Crerar

Todd has been a valued member of the Tooloulou’s since 2011. As Kitchen Supervisor, Todd oversees cooking, dish presentation and staff training.

Victor Gonzalez

Victor came to Tooloulou’s in 2012 and has never looked back. He continues to hone his service expertise as both a server and a Floor Supervisor.

Our Specials

Our Chef

Chef Steve embraces the opportunity to merge his love of hearty home-style cooking that compliments southern & Louisana favourites side by side with true Canadian character.

Following his philosophy that ‘made in house’ is best, menu items, sauces and sides are made from fresh and natural ingredients. Extensive Breakfast Lunch & Dinner menus offer a wide selection of tasty options for every palate. And don’t be shy to sample from over 100 hot sauces available on our Hot Shotz shelf!

Our Values

We Care About Your Experience

In 2012 we worked together to include Tooloulou’s in Banff’s downtown dining scene and it is our pride and privilege to welcome you. Our personal passion for great house cooked meals and good times is on display in our restaurant everyday from the decor to the menu to the cocktails and our dedicated staff work hard to create a special memory for you. We are committed to supporting our peers and partners in the greater Bow Valley area. We are grateful to our steadfast customers for your support and for the opportunity to serve our community and visitors for many years to come!

Hand Crafted by Skilled Staff

Chef Steve continues to search out new and develop existing authentic recipes for menu items. Made in house is a daily routine in the prep kitchen where items such as our signature gumbo, etouffee, jambalaya, bisque, soups, sauces, dips and spice combinations are prepared. Pop Up Specials of the Day, Holiday Menus and of course annual Mardi Gras menus are an opportunity to showcase signature items as well as introduce new menu items.

Reduce Waste

Tooloulou’s continues to evolve in our quest to reduce waste and become more eco friendly. As stewards of Banff National Park, and of the Earth, we recognize the importance of doing our part by continuing to move forward utilizing different tools available to us. Presently Tooloulou’s recycles all cardboard, composts kitchen waste, recycles frying oil, uses biodegradable garbage bags and take out containers, recycles glass and cans, have installed an eco friendly dishwasher and offers paper straws to guests.

Locally Sourced

Valbella Gourmet FoodsJK BakeryPre Pak MeatsCity FishBARE BistroNester’s MarketBig Rock BreweryGrizzly Paw Brewery, Calgary Italian Bakery. Sidestreet Liquor, Rocky Mountain Game Meats

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!!

Let The Good Times Roll!!

We are located at 204 Caribou Street, just off the main street of Banff. Parking is available on the street or in the parking arcades located on Bear St.

Make a reservation, call (403) 762 2633 or Book Online

*Reservations for Dinner Only -online reservations need be submitted minimum 24 hours in advance

Visit Us

T: 403 762 2633
E: info@tooloulous.com

Hours:
8:00am – 9:00pm Mon – Thurs
7:30am – 9:30pm Fri – Sat
7:30am – 9:00pm Sun

Breakfast: Open – 2:00pm
Lunch: 11:30am – 5:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm – Close

Closed:  November 24 (2:00pm) to December 5.

 

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