Whistler’s concierges dish on their favourite eateries
By JILL VON SPRECKEN
Show-stopping charcuterie at Basalt. (Photo: Brad K)
Tucked away in quiet Creekside, Red Door Bistro packs in locals for French cuisine with a West Coast twist. Out-of-the-way Alta Bistro delights diners with sustainable farm-to-fork fare in an intimate space. At Basalt, the volcanic-rock bar and hand-crank meat slicer catch the eye, but it’s the charcuterie and seasonal dishes that steal the show. (more…)
By LOUISE PHILLIPS
Small but mighty Coast Mountain Brewing pours a fine beer.
Coast Mountain Brewing puts the “micro” in microbrewery. This new boutique craft brewery at Function Junction, smallest in the Sea-to-Sky region, offers half its capacity on tap in a 27-seat tap room (along with BC wines) and half to Whistler eateries. Kevin and Angie Winter keep three beers on tap year-round and rotate a further five or six out of their ever-growing roster of seasonal recipes. Their “core” beers are “easy and approachable” German Kellerbier-style Treeline Lager; well-rounded Field Guide Ale; and The Surveyor IPA, “with massive tropical character and a good bitter framework—our best seller.” Winter aims for the “experimental, wow factors” that set his brews apart—quality over quantity.
Voted on by Where’s globetrotting readers, our annual dining awards fete the best of the best on the Whistler restaurant scene
By SHERI RADFORD
Delicious dining at The Salted Vine Kitchen & Bar
Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar
Finalists: Bearfoot Bistro; Hy’s Steakhouse.
21 Steps Kitchen & Bar
Finalists: Earls Kitchen + Bar; Elements Urban Tapas Parlour.
Longhorn Saloon & Grill
Finalists: Dusty’s Bar & BBQ; Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill.
BEST NEW RESTAURANT
The Salted Vine Kitchen & Bar (pictured).
To see Vancouver’s winners, please click here.
To vote for your favourite Vancouver and Whistler restaurants in our 2018 Where to Dine Awards, click here. You could win a spectacular Victoria Whale Watching Retreat for 2 from BC Ferries Vacations!