With floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views overlooking the North Saskatchewan River Valley, The Confederation Lounge is the perfect setting for an intimate occasion or a casual evening drink. Sip on expertly crafted cocktails, or settle in for a selection of comfort cravings in this estate library-style lounge. Unwind and warm up after a long day by the grand fireplace, or take in a fresh, cool breeze on the Best Patio in Edmonton.
Our commitment to sustainability lies within our philosophy, and the heart and soul of each of our unique culinary ventures. Our hand-crafted cocktails are a perfect complement to this vision. Our farm to glass approach brings forth a profusion of vibrant flavours that distinctively honour Alberta, incorporating seasonal herbs hand-picked from our garden, and fresh honey harvested annually from our on-site apiary, home to more than 200,000 honeybees.
Prior to joining the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald family, Chef Jiju Paul led the culinary team at Edmonton Expo Center where he was the Executive Chef for 2 years. He has over 18 years of experience in hotels across Canada, United Arab Emirates, and India; of which he has a 13- year history with Fairmont Hotels including Fairmont Ajman, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Dubai. He also worked with the Pan Pacific Hotels in Vancouver. He has a passion for cooking and enjoy more of a contemporary cuisine with farm-to-table concept.
He is a Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC) from the Canadian Culinary Institute, member of the Canadian Culinary Federation Edmonton Chapter and has his Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Certification from Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education.