Ketogenic, paleo, gluten-free — low-carb diets are all the rage and we don’t mind one bit. Who needs sugary processed foods when you can fill up on milk-fed pork, meaty halibut, buttery peas and healthy guacamole? Whistler chefs make low-carb meals a joy to eat. Here are just a few of the healthy options they’re cooking up this summer.
It was baptism by fire — or, more precisely, the warm glow of a modern, marble-clad, gas-burning fireplace. The new Il Caminetto opened on Dec. 28, 2017, in the middle of the Christmas rush, Whistler’s busiest time of year. By midnight on New Year’s Eve, diners were dancing in a conga line around the restaurant.
Nothing says summer like a glass filled with a big bouquet of garden-fresh herbs. But some cocktails pack an equally mouth-watering punch with no greenery at all.
Experience what we love this summer with some local Whistler favourites. Let the chefs assemble a delicious made-to-order sandwich followed by a decadent doughnut at the newly renovated Portobello. Enjoy a refreshing craft brew, fresh-pressed cider or cocktail with friends on the patio at “The Fitz” (The Fitzsimmons Pub). Experience the innovative menu and signature cocktails of the revamped Aura Restaurant, lakeside, at Nita Lake Lodge. Fuel-up with the bounty of choose-your-own seasonal salad choices, soups, curries and fresh-pressed juices at Shred – A Creative Salad Kitchen.
Rosé season is in full bloom. Crisp, refreshing and immensely thirst-quenching, dry rosé wines are the perfect summer sippers. Not quite white and certainly not red, quality pink wines are made from black grapes with some direct skin contact after pressing to impart a pretty blush (although methods do vary).
In large cities, you’ll often hear the phrase “something’s always brewing,” but that saying could rightfully be applied to British Columbia these days. With dozens of craft breweries in Vancouver and Victoria plus one or more in nearly every small town, B.C. has become a destination for craft beer lovers.