Kalyna Country – Culinary Tour

En Santé

is Alberta’s first and only organic-fruit cottage winery where the Chrapko family have been producing organic fruits and wines for over a decade. You are joining a long, proud tradition of honest, hand-crafted, environmentally friendly food production. And since wine is one of the original, ancient food groups (along with bread), you can’t go wrong!

Weather has co-operated with a very successful tour to start the season, This included a special Raku Pottery demonstration, an orchard tour, and a demonstration of grafting techniques. Organic apple pie and whipped cream topped off the day . The group consisted of the grade seven class from the local high school, and a senior citizens group from the lodge, who thoroughly enjoyed their “Apple Blossom Tea” The interaction of senior and student was rewarding to see. Other tours are being arranged with school groups and seniors. Any group of minimum 20 participants is welcome

Certified organic fruit tree orchard, apples, saskatoons, raspberries & more. Alberta’s first & only organic cottage winery and meadery.

Address: Box 110 Brosseau, AB Canada T0B 0P0
Directions: North of Two Hills on Hwy 36 to Twp Road 564, turn east to Rge Road 115
Phone Number: (780) 657-2275
Fax Number: (780) 657-2410
Email: info@ensantewinery.com

Website: http://www.BirdsAndBeesWinery.com

Footloose Caboose

Unique Restaurant in old Rail Cars. Telegraph Insulator and Antique Barbed Wire Displays. Special Event Rental available.

Address: 20324 Twp Rd. 502 RR2 Tofield, AB Canada T0B 2M0
Directions:The Footloose Caboose Lodge is located approximately 58 km southeast of Edmonton, Alberta, just off Highway #14 East.
Phone Number: (888) 308-6776
Phone Number: (780) 662-2372

We invite you to:

  • have a cheerful lunch on a sunny Sunday
  • see our unique telegraph insulator collection
  • relax for the night in a very stylish caboose
  • wine and dine in style in our dining car
  • discover the history of farm fencing with our barbed wire display
  • roam around the countryside checking out the surrounding attractions

Hours of Operation
We are OPEN from May through October

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Breakfast & Lunch: Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Closed for winter season: November through April

We will open Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for groups of 10 or more. Please reserve at least 48 hours in advance
Breakfast: Saturday & Sundays 9am – 2pm
Call for winter hours: January thru April

Caboose Lodging

The first two cabooses are on the tracks and ready for visitors. Enjoy a trip to the years of railroad in the new caboose suites at the Footloose Caboose Lodge. You will stay in a once functioning and now magnificently appointed railroad caboose. Of course the stay would not be complete without breakfast and/or dinner served to you in the restored Mount Lefroy railway dining car.

Weddings at the Footloose Caboose Lodge

Choosing your wedding venue is one of the most important planning decisions you will make. Opting for a small, private ceremony just for the bride and groom is a romantic alternative to a traditional wedding. You may include family and a few close friends to celebrate your very special day with an outdoor ceremony and a gourmet dinner afterwards. Our honeymoon suite is available for the newleyweds and some additional lodging available for your guests.
A delightful breakfast the next morning is served at your leisure.

The wedding package includes (custom packages can be arranged):

  • welcome wine and cheese upon your arrival
  • marriage commissioner and ceremony
  • flowers and decorations
  • wedding cake
  • photographer and photo opportunities
  • honeymoon caboose for the bride and groom
  • romantic dinner for 2 with a bottle of wine
  • breakfast for 2 (additional breakfasts priced separately)
  • wedding reception priced separately according to the number of guests

Culinary Escapes

Cooking Demonstrations

Our chef will show you how to prepare a meal with only a few standbys in your pantry/refrigrator, or an array of pan sauces to spruce up your pan-fried protein.

Other topics may include preperation of vegetables as sides or as a main course so you won’t miss the meat!

  • Selection of soups
  • Simple 3-course Italian style dinner
  • Elegant dinner for 2

Each demo is paired with a tasting of wine while you savour the prepared food and of course you will take home the recipes

Minimum of 6 guests required
Please register at least 1 week in advance

Culinary Adventures for Couples
With an overnight stay in the caboose and a delectable breakfast next morning.
The chef will prepare the dinner in your presence while you sip the selected wine.
The menu and the time of your culinary adventure are established according to your time schedule and your likes/dislikes.

To customize your adventure please call the Footloose Caboose.

Unique Restaurant in old Rail Cars. Telegraph Insulator and Antique Barbed Wire Displays. Special Event Rental available.