This was an entertaining and pleasurable way to explore Whistler’s restaurants. It included Wine tasting, champagne sabring, and plenty of scrumptious things to eat, in several different restaurants, all enhanced by Luke, our very experienced guide.
Luke, met us in the lobby where we were staying, Crystal Lodge in the heart of Whistler Village for a rather early start.
Our first stop was Bearfoot Bistro, home to a 15,000-bottle wine cellar. On arrival, we watched as the host at the bistro demonstrated the art of opening a bottle of Champagne with a sabre and then he chose several of the ladies in our group to give it a try. He must have been a great teacher as every one of them removed the cork with the sabre on their first try.
After champagne and canapés in this stunning wine cellar, we headed over to Hy’s very stylish steakhouse.
From here we moved on to a very traditional Italian restaurant, Quattro, where we enjoyed delicious meat, seafood and vegetable dishes.
As we walked from each restaurant to the next, Luke told us many interesting stories and facts about Whistler, pointing out fascinating places along the way. He explained how this mountain resort earned its fine dining reputation.
From Quattro we arrived at Roger’s Chocolates for our sweet treats, where we indulged in ice wine truffles. This was my first time for this little bit of luxury and they were divine. Then we headed to Rocky Mountain for ice cream which was equally as good.
Our final stop was Fireside Lounge where we finished off with cheese and antipasto platters and of course another little drop of the local wine.
It was a rather early night so we had plenty of time to kick on but after a very big day most of us were happy to return to our lovely lodgings.
This was such a perfect evening, experiencing multiple restaurants show casing their specialties. The food, the wine, the guide, the restaurants, the company and Whistler all added up to a spectacular night
What a novel way to experience a place. My hunger was satisfied and I saw and learned so much about this stunning village, all in one great night.