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Located in the Creekside Villa Boutique Hotel, Devil’s Table is serving up unique Euro/Caribbean fare.
Head chef of Devil’s Table, Marcus Abrahamsson, was born in Sweden and raised on the small Caribbean island of Bequia in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. His family ran a hotel and multiple restaurants on the island where the original Devil’s Table was founded. Marcus began working in the kitchen at the early age of ten where he was taught by his mother, an already accomplished chef. The family restaurant also employed Scandinavian cooks, who helped in the fusing of big island flavours with European technique and presentation. At 18 years old, Marcus went to Stockholm for a cooking apprenticeship and afterwards he attended culinary school in Niagara.
Marcus met his wife, Carolyn, on the small island in the original Devil’s Table restaurant where they began to fuse their passion for food, hospitality and travel. After many years of travelling, training and experiencing the world, they decided to settle in Canmore. They purchased a small hotel, now known as Creekside Villa, and embarked on their journey of opening a small-scale restaurant showcasing their passion for food, drink and sharing it with others. Their goal is to bring the freshest food in a fun upscale environment for people to come and enjoy the tastes of the island along with the relaxed vibes of the Caribbean.
The menu tells a story of a meeting between a beautiful buccaneer pirate captain who ventures to the island of a handsome man. In exchange for the freedom and safety of his village, the handsome chef offered a feast to impress the pirates using only the finest ingredients and his own secret recipes. The rest of the story, along with delicious food and cocktails, can be discovered when you visit Devil’s Table.
The décor, designed by both Carolyn and Marcus, features wood plank walls, custom made wood hewn furniture, and table candelabra resembling the interior of a pirate ship. The island roots of Devil’s Table are depicted through photos of island life and nautical artifacts on the walls. The space also offers great views of Three Sisters through large windows and a real log-burning fireplace. Their summer patio features amazing views of Three Sisters, Grotto and Lady Macdonald.
The menu is updated frequently to reflect the freshest and finest ingredients. Below is a sample of what you can expect.
Mains $22 – $38, Wines $34 – $135 by the bottle, $7 – $10 by the glass