Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit recently debuted Brazen in Banff. Opened June 14, Brazen seeks to offer diners a “bold dining experience” through classic, shareable plates with a modern twist all inspired by Banff’s adventurous characters of the past. Centrally-located on Banff Ave. in the historic Mount Royal Hotel, the space pays homage to the original lounge from the 1900s known as The Alberta Bar. Executive Chef Scott Hergott’s standouts include a table-side Smoked Beef Tartare with garlic aioli, truffle oil and buckwheat crisps, Ginger Beef, a modern riff on Calgary’s famous dish with blistered shishito peppers and ginger syrup, and a Salt Cod Cake, a play on classic fish n’ chips, served with remoulade, lemon caviar, tobiko and gaufrettes. Take a road-trip up to Jasper to try Pursuit’s other new kid, Terra featuring foraged ingredients or the perennial favourite Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen.

Brazen | 138 Banff Ave., Banff, AB |