There’s always a time and a place for comfort food. It could be the first meal your family cooks when you return home from university or it could be the food that helps soften the blow of a bad day.
Upon returning from a trip to Horseshoe Valley in Barrie, Ontario, I realized that a ski lodge is the ultimate setup for enjoying comfort food. Trips up to Horseshoe Resort is one of my family’s traditions, and like many traditions, it revolves around the food.
The Crazy Horse Sports Bar & Grill is our signature destination when it comes to warming up our bodies and bellies. With the temperature well below freezing, we begin to fantasize of warm cocoa dripping with whipped cream and sweet potato fries.
So here’s a snippet inside this toasty relationship between the hot meals and the cold snow banks that you need to experience:
A hot drink is a staple to any venture into the cold. But if you aren’t having a hot cup of cocoa topped with a generous mound of whipped cream, then you’re doing it wrong. I order a hot chocolate with every meal, because hot chocolate puts the bow on top of the comfort food experience.
Sante Fe Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas
Ooey and gooey are the key players you want to find in comfort foods, and quesadillas have both. Cheese satisfies the soul and this dish will certainly compliment the fireplace feels of the chalet.
Half Pound Crazy Horse Burger
A classic comfort food that’ll never disappoint. Fast food joints may satisfy that momentary craving, but there’s something special about ordering a burger and fries combo after a couple runs on the slopes.
Horseshoe’s Signature Sticky Toffee Pudding
If I had to choose the most delectable yet underrated comfort food, it would be sticky toffee pudding cake. There’s a reason it’s the restaurant’s signature dessert. The legendary spiced cake with the sweet toffee drizzle’s what my chairlift dreams are made of.
You can’t complete a Canadian comfort food experience without snacking on some BeaverTails. After breaking a sweat on the slopes, this trademark treat’s the key to a successful ski resort experience. This fried pastry’s well worth waiting in the cold for.