The winding drive from Vancouver to Whistler along the Sea to Sky Highway is one of the most scenic routes in the world. But until recently, this narrow stretch between rugged mountains and sparkling ocean fjord was more or less a culinary desert, with fast-food chains perhaps the most noticeable, and a few roadside pubs. The arrival of The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar in Squamish has changed all that...
James Walt Executive Chef Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar It takes a village to grow a restaurant. Such is the subtext of Araxi: Roots to Shoots Farm Fresh Recipes, a sumptuous new farm-to-table cookbook by Executive Chef James Walt. Following on the success of his award-winning first book, this one isn’t so much about Walt and his cooking. Rather, it is a tribute to all the hard-working people - the bartenders, the sommeliers, the managers, the cooks and, most of all, the farmers and food suppliers - who make the acclaimed Whistler restaurant go round.
Winter in Whistler is the perfect time to cozy up to some big, hearty red wines from British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. These local sommeliers are currently crushing on Syrah, often referred to as Shiraz in the New World, a progeny of Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche grapes from southeastern France. They are available by the glass in these local restaurants and at local liquor stores.
When you’re grabbing a bite to eat between runs on the mountains this winter, you may notice that a few things have changed. Find out some of the changes you'll see including more seating, new food options and more.
Experience what we love this winter with some local Whistler favourites. Venture down to Coast Mountain Brewing in Function Junction and grab a seat for a taste-bud tour. Enjoy the technical and experimental aspect of bringing authentic Old World breads and seasonal desserts to Whistler at 200 Degrees Bakery. Find a wide variety of warm, wintertime comfort food like pasta and pizza on the Gnarlyroots menu, as well as healthy, energy-boosting meals full of nutrition from the salad bar.
Remember Sex on the Beach? How about White Russians and Long Island Iced Tea? Maybe the crazy ’80s were too much of a blur — or perhaps you were too young to remember what your parents were drinking. Believe it or not, all those dive-bar drinks and cheesy cocktails popularized by Tom Cruise are now receiving modern craft-cocktail makeovers with fresh juices, house-made syrups, premium spirits, proper techniques and previously missing ingredients that elevate them to the next level. Everything old is new again, but this time the drinks taste so much better.