Exploring Whistler’s Culinary Excellence
Exploring Whistler’s Culinary Excellence
Posted on August 15, 2022
There are many fantastic restaurants in whistler, ranging from Italian to Japanese. All of them have their own style, signature dishes and drinks. If you’re wondering which experiences will give you the most variety, we recommend Whistler Tasting Tours and Cornucopia.
Whistler Tasting Tour
The Whistler Tasting Tours is a great option to experience the diverse dining scene in Whistler while simultaneously getting a tour of the town. There are three tours: the Finer Things Dinner Tour, the Hidden Gems Dinner Tour, and the Whistler Lunch Tour.
FINER THINGS DINING TOUR
Our favourite, The Finer Things Dining Tour, meets conveniently in the lobby of Crystal Lodge. Once given an itinerary of what to expect on your culinary adventure, you will walk just a few steps to the Fire Rock Lounge. You will head to the Bearfoot Bistro for a seasonal amuse-bouche and sparkling BC wine. Next, you will venture to Hy’s Steakhouse for the BC wine and tour appetizer. You can choose from BC wines and an appetizer of Prime Beef Slider, Vegetarian Meatloaf, or Seared Tuna. Quattro follows for a delicious seasonal main course. Our recommendation is the Honey Glazed Brohm Lake Duck Breast with truffle polenta rich tasting. After enjoying an excellent main, you will stop by Rocky Mountain for some deserts. For the finale of the special night, you will enjoy an artisanal cheese plate at the Fire Rock Lounge.
The Finer Things Dining Tour takes three and a half hours and costs $149 per person.
HIDDEN GEMS DINNER TOUR
Perfect for those looking to get off the beaten path and discover some of their favourite local restaurants. Meet your guide in the evening at the Whistler Public Library. From here, you will stop at your first Whistler local spot, Elements (can you please double check that Elements is still open? Their space is up for lease on the MLS listings…), where you will meet one of the best fresh sheets; we love the Sweet Potato Croquette with crispy chickpeas. A short walk across the way from Elements brings you Hunter Gather. Enjoy the fresh, locally made brisket with two 5oz craft beers or 5oz cider. The next stop is Stonesedge Kitchen, located next to Crystal Lodge. You will have a tough time choosing between Red Wine Braised Short Rib with roasted yam mashed potatoes or Pan-seared Blackened BC Kuterra Salmon with roasted baby potatoes. The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is a necessity for any local tour! Finish the night with Caramba’s seasonal desserts with 1oz glasses of BC ice wine; you will adore Caramba’s tiramisu.
The Hidden Gems Dining Tour takes three and a half hours and costs $129 per person.
WHISTLER LUNCH TOUR
Are you looking for an afternoon of flavour and fun? There’s no better way to spend it than with a multi-course lunch at one of Whistler’s hot spots. You can choose a guided or self-guided tour, which is an excellent option for groups and families. As a starter, the Firerock Lounge will greet you with a beautiful Garden Salad and a 3oz glass of wine. A short walk along the village stroll will take you to Stonesedge Kitchen, where an assortment of cheese, meats, crostini, truffles, honey, pickles, ale mustard, and house chutney with a BC wine awaits. After grazing on a delicious charcuterie board, Elements will welcome you with their Rainbow Bowl with Smoked Salmon or Portobello Mushroom. Just a few steps from Elements, Hunter Gather, will provide you with locally sourced brisket. Pulled pork is one of our favourites. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will be the last stop on your afternoon adventure, where you can enjoy homemade ice cream, chocolates, and a large selection of unique sweets.
The Whistler Lunch Tour takes three hours and costs $95-99 per person.
Whistler Cornucopia 2022
Cornucopia is the True North of food & drink festivals – a place of culinary reckonings, where the wild meets the refined and the epic, and the Epicurious come together—. On November 10-20, 2022, the Cornucopia will celebrate its twenty-fifth year. If you consider yourself a ‘foodie’ we definitely recommend visiting Whistler at that time, to indulge your tastebuds.
For more information about Cornucopia, please click here.