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A Calgary Stampede-inspired party menu

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede, a highly regarded Canadian tradition. If you're unable to enjoy the rodeo in person awe've corralled together some recipes that will help bring the festivities to your own backyard
By Carolyn Pioro
A Calgary Stampede-inspired party menu

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede, a highly regarded Canadian tradition. If you're unable to enjoy the rodeo in person and all of its sights, sounds and food deliciousness — like the amazing daily pancake breakfasts — we've corralled together some stampede-inspired recipes that will help bring the festivities to your own backyard.

So fire up the grill, dust off that cowboy hat you've been hiding on the top shelf of your closet and wear your double denim (a.k.a. the Canadian tuxedo) with pride!

Nothing beats a hearty rib-eye steak barbecued to perfection. The garlic and ginger marinade makes it even more irresistible.

A Calgary Stampede-inspired party menu
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Grilled portobello mushrooms add a meaty smokiness to this delicious gourmet salad, which is sustenance-packed and perfect for any occasion.

A bowl of parsley salad with parsley vinaigrette with red onion slices; radishes; green beans on a picnic table (Photo: Angus Fergusson)

This lightly dressed potato salad breaks free from the traditional mayonnaise-based version. This delicious dish features a diverse combination of vegetables, herbs and a little punch of mustard.

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A Calgary Stampede-inspired party menu

These decadent meringues with strawberry toppers bring an impressive flourish to the end of any meal.

A Calgary Stampede-inspired party menu
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This truly Canadian cocktail originated in Calgary, circa 1969. Get as creative as you want with the garnish, some of our favourites include: celery, limes, olives, pickles or even a prawn or two.

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