Cooking with smoke is a red-hot trend that reminds us of crackling fireplaces and toasting our frosty toes. Beyond traditional barbecue (which we love and have lots of in Whistler), smoke flavours penetrate a bevy of fine restaurant dishes, from steak medallions and potato tartiflette to carrots and carbonara.
Whistler has you covered for tasty food & drink and unique gifts. Indulge in a classic Australian dessert with a “peaked” lamington at Peaked Pies; treat yourself to decadent fudge from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory; pick up a custom gift basket to thank that special person at Blackcomb Liquor Store; order a hand-made pet bowl for the furry family member, from White Dog Studios.
Vancouver is consistently ranked among the world’s most beautiful cities, and as far as attractions go, there is no shortage of fun places and activities to take in, even if you only have a couple days during your Whistler winter holiday. From world-class Stanley Park and the Granville Island Public Market, to North America’s third-largest Chinatown, and the vibrant dining and entertainment scenes, Vancouver is a happening place both summer and winter.
The Bearfoot Bistro has earned an international reputation for doing things a little differently. Sure, there is the obvious. Champagne is sabered here, not popped. Vodka is drunk in Canada Goose parkas in -32 C temperatures. And ice cream is made tableside in a magician’s flash of liquid nitrogen. The Bearfoot Bistro is an experience. The open kitchen is designed as a stage. The patrons, the audience.
Chilled out? It’s time to warm up with a toasty winter sipper. From classic mulled wine to an avant-garde variation on hot buttered rum, these smoking hot cocktails from Whistler’s best bars will defrost your toes after a long day on the slopes.
During the past few months, the Vancouver restaurant scene has taken on a bit of a Whistler twist. Two of Whistler’s most popular casual local eateries, Peaked Pies and La Cantina, recently expanded their operations to include locations in the city — Peaked Pies at 975 Denman St., and La Cantina just a few blocks away, at 722 Nelson Street.
Experience what we love this winter with some local Whistler favourites. Enjoy a refreshing brew with friends at Handlebar Café & Après. Experience great food, paired with local beer and wine in a casual atmosphere at Hunter Gather Eatery & Taphouse. Visit Fifi’s Bistro for gracious, welcoming dining and a menu packed full of “made-in-house” delights. Indulge in unique variations of the classics in the casual elegance of Legs Diamond Supper Club.
Stoneboat Vineyards 2014 Verglas “(This wine) is a blend of Oraniensteiner and Pinot Blanc that exhibits a mix of burnt orange peel, honey and apricots. And it serves as an ideal B.C. ice wine to pair with Quattro’s seared Quebec Foie Gras, with port wine reduction and pickled fennel.