Westlake Grill

International flavours featuring local producers

Monthly Archives / July 2014

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The Perfect Burger – what you need to know

perfect burger, best burgerHave you ever gone to a restaurant, ordered a burger, bit into it and had your life changed forever? Ever wonder what made that burger taste so good? Was it the fried onions? Was it the special sauce? Was it the seasoned patty? Or perhaps it was a combination of all these things; a perfect juxtaposition of flavours that made your tongue do somersaults in your mouth.

Whatever it was, few people forget the best burger they’ve ever had. It’s one of those life defining moments, equivalent to a first kiss or learning to ride a bicycle. And why shouldn’t it be? As we go through life and get older, our taste in cars might change, our taste in music might change, even our taste in clothes might change, but that one perfect burger, and the joy it brought to us, will remain the same. Burgers have a funny way of doing that. Some people are straightforward ketchup, relish and mustard lovers. Others call foul when you smother the bun in mayo. And still others have to have bacon and cheese or it just isn’t a burger. But we all strive for the perfect burger. As long as there have been summertime barbecues, as long as there have been kiss the cook aprons and people goofy enough to wear them.


So what ingredients make the perfect burger?

Most experts agree the perfect burger always starts with the perfect patty. And the perfect patty always starts with the perfect meat. Here in Alberta, we believe the perfect burger is made of fine AAA Ground Beef, perfectly seasoned, rich in both fat and flavour. Less fat makes for a drier, less tasteful burger. Too much fat, however, can be equally devastating to the burgers’ taste. Grilled or fried is really up to you, though there are many who are advocates for both methods. Which cheese you use is also a matter of taste. Cheddar, swiss, parmesan — it’s really up to you. This is your burger, after all; dress it up how you like. Cooking burgers is a fine art. Too many people rush into it, cooking it too quick on one side and not enough on the other. Take your time, enjoy yourself.

What do you think makes the perfect burger? Leave your interesting or creative burger experiences in the comments below.


Too busy for a date night?

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date nightWe’ve all been there. Work seems never ending. Homelife is hectic. Sometimes it feels like a chore just to sit down for a few moments. Do you want to go out but feel you’re just too busy for a date night? Wouldn’t it be nice to get away for a quiet evening, just the two of you?

How does a carriage ride for two and a wonderful dinner sound? Pretty nice, eh. You deserve this. Indulgence is one of the finest things in life. Without it, life just gets too boring.

That’s why we offer some incredible deals on our most enjoyable dining experiences. Get a carriage ride for two, a chef’s table and a Sunday brunch all for the incredible value of $499. That’s a $145 savings!!! And we’ve got more. Enjoy a carriage date ride and a magnificent dinner for two for just $399. That’s $64 in savings!

And if you’re too busy now, why not set up something for later. Grab a gift card for any dollar value you want and then save a date on your calendar to come visit us. You’ll be glad you did!

May we recommend a Carriage Date Night?

Complete your Date Night with a horse drawn carriage ride through amazing Heritage Ranch. This includes a 1 hour carriage ride, dinner for two, a bottle of fine wine, a box of chocolates and a long stem rose!  Choose from some of our delicious features, including Jack Daniels and Rickards infused Ribeye Steak Dinner, or our delicious Spiced Rum infused pork tenderloin.


Westlake Grill – Red Deer’s Best Kept Secret!

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Red Deer’s best kept secret, located at the heart of Heritage Ranch, and 2013 Golden Forks Winner Most Romantic Place to Dine in Red Deer

We pride ourselves on exceptional food and exceptional service. Everyday it gets harder and harder to sit down in a relaxing atmosphere and enjoy yourself. Work and homelife can seem so chaotic at times. But there really is nothing finer than kicking back with a glass of wine while someone else takes care of you.

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Think of us like a spa for your mouth. Westlake Grill will take care of your tastebuds in a way that will leave your palette feeling vibrant and aching for more. You want a perfectly cooked steak? We’ve got you covered. Feel like salmon dinner tonight? We’ll cook one up for you that melts off the bone. Feeling adventurous and want to try something new like Coconut Shrimp? Ours will blow you away!

Whatever you’re craving, Westlake Grill lives to serve. Our friendly staff treat you like a guest, not a customer. We want you to have the best dining experience you’ve ever had. If you’re not satisfied, we’re not satisfied! Head over to our Guest Reviews section to find out what people are saying about our food and our staff.

And if you’re looking for an incredible Date Night, then you definitely need to book a reservation with Westlake Grill! We offer carriage rides, dinner for two, a chef’s table, Sunday brunch, all for an incredible value. We also offer gift cards for whatever budget you desire. These are the perfect gifts to give to someone who never seems to have the time for a date night or a romantic dinner for two.

Proud Supporter of Local Producers

Westlake Grill uses as many local ingredients as possible. We source all our food, beer and wine from producers in or near Alberta. This ensures maximum flavour, maximum freshness, and helps create a greener and more sustainable future.