Humans have preserved food since the beginning of time, capturing the full energy of the sun to dehydrate herbs, fruits, meat and fish or, in cold climates, using ice to freeze food so that we could survive the barren winter months. Sure, we have year-round access to almost everything now, but nothing can beat the taste of local produce preserved at the height of its deliciousness!
From the warmth of Veracruz to the snowy peaks of Whistler, it has been a long road for Mexican Corner Chef Juan Carlos Pérez, who shares his inspirational immigrant story.
Martini. Old Fashioned. Brandy Alexander. Who doesn’t love a classic cocktail? Usually composed of two or three standard ingredients, these time-tested recipes offer a prime opportunity for talented bartenders to put their innovative spin on a drink to create something new from something old. Whether it’s adding bitters, switching up spirits, caramelizing or infusing, get ready to fall in love with these reinvented classics.
Winter’s snowy mountains and sub-zero temperatures invite comforting restoratives to sip and savour around the fire. What better fits this category than fortified wine? From port and sherry to vermouth and Marsala, fortified wines are made by adding a distilled spirit to wine either before fermentation is complete — which yields sweet, high-proof fortified wine — or near the end, or after fermentation, for a dryer style. Cheers!
Whistler has you covered for tasty food & drink and unique gifts. Fuel-up with a hearty Aussie meat pie at Peaked Pies on Main Street and try the chunky pepper steak filled with AA Alberta steak smothered in cracked black pepper gravy; treat yourself to a decadent confection at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, just steps from the Whistler Gondola and try some of their many flavours of famous fudge!
Experience what we love this winter with some local Whistler favourites. Ski-down or take the short drive to visit Creekside Village and indulge in a treat of locally made gelato or sorbet, pick-and-mix candy, healthful smoothies, warming oatmeal bowls and Italian coffees at Confetti Gelato; fulfill your passion for patties at Splitz Grill on Main Street — the local’s favourite casual place with serious burgers, with fresh patties made daily and more than 40 homemade toppings; try some locally made gin or vodka from Whistler’s first local distillery Montis Distilling in Function Junction.