By SPENCER VAN VLOTEN
Chefs’ Choice: A Whistler Cookbook
Wish you could bring home your favourite Whistler flavours? That’s easy with Chefs’ Choice: A Whistler Cookbook. This compilation is filled with recipes from local eateries, chef profiles, photos and the history of the town’s rich culinary scene. Whether you’re craving haute cuisine or a cheddar burger, savoury appetizers or sweet desserts, you can treat yourself to the top tastes from your vacation, long after you’ve returned home. Find your copy at Armchair Books or Nesters, or online at www.chefschoicecookbook.com.
By JILL VON SPRECKEN
Sustainable West Coast fare at Aura
Seeking serenity? Escape the bustling Village to tranquil Nita Lake Lodge, a timber-and-stone retreat perched at lake’s edge. After a day spent making tracks in champagne powder, settle into Cure Lounge for casual après-ski beside the enormous stone fireplace. Then head next door, where sophisticated Aura boasts a menu of sustainable, seasonal, West Coast fare. Picturesque and peaceful.
By SHERI RADFORD
Enjoy Pacific Northwest tastes at The Salted Vine.
Looking for a taste of the West Coast? Visit The Salted Vine, a newcomer to the Squamish dining scene, for local selections that extend from the food to the decor to the serving dishes. Ocean Wise seafood, beef from Pemberton and produce from Brackendale are just a few of the local ingredients that go into the ever-changing line-up of fresh, seasonal creations. They’re served on dishware made in Squamish, against a backdrop of works by some of the area’s many artists. Consider it the ultimate 100-mile-diet meal.