Embracing the palate, the plate, and the Pacific North West, Cornucopia is a promise of warmth and welcome to all-comers to experience Whistler’s talented taste-makers. Relying on the raw and rugged backdrop of the Pacific Coast Mountains to cleanse the senses and focus the palate, Cornucopia shines a spotlight on the craft and talent of the chefs, vintners, brewers and distillers of this village and region. Cornucopia brings together a village that is ready to host, delight and amaze you. Let your tastebuds run wild.
New to the 2016 dinner selection is the Audain Art Museum: Artistic Expressions. This event hosted by Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa, will feature a culinary adventure designed by Collective Kitchen and guided wine pairing by Fort Berens Estate Winery followed by a private tour of Whistler’s newest cultural hub – the Audain Art Museum.
This year, The Four Seasons Whistler introduces the Peak to Peak to Peak – A Four Seasons Mountain Collection Chefs Collaborative at SIDECUT Modern Steak + Bar. Executive Chef Eren Guryel plays host to his Four Seasons Vail and Jackson Hole counterparts to create a culinary experience paired with premium Kettle Valley wines. SIDECUT Modern Steak + Bar will also host a Best in Show dinner to celebrate British Columbia’s local producers with the culinarians on hand to speak about what makes their products so special. Wines from Fort Berens Estate Winery Lillooet will be paired to perfection.
The Rimrock Café: California Outer Limits Wine Dinner presents a four- course wine dinner with Hope family wines of Paso Robles & Michael David Wines of the Lodi Valley, California. Quattro restaurant features a multi-course meal paired with the wines from esteemed Barolo producer Ceretto. The Venue will host a dinner with a focus on sustainability and paired with wines from Siren’s Call and The Escapist all from the B.C. Wine Studio. The popular Red Door Bistro offers two five course winemaker dinners expertly paired with wines from Tightrope Winery.
Araxi will host its dinner series in the beautiful private dining space known as The Cellar by Araxi. The dinner series lineup features legendary Canadian wine pioneer Don Triggs sharing the exceptional wines of his family’s Culmina Family Estate Winery, an intimate wine dinner with Foxtrot Vineyards, Pacific Northwest cuisine paired with wines from Chateau Ste Michelle, and the rare opportunity to savour the great South African Anthonij Rupert Wines. Not to be missed, of course, is Araxi’s well-renowned Big Guns dinner but also Araxi’s The Best of British Columbia with Cornucopia’s 2016 International Guest Chef Benito Molina of Ensenada’s acclaimed Manzanilla Restaurant. This multi-course collaboration will see a friendly duel as Chef Molina adds subtle Baja twists to prime British Columbia ingredients.
At Nita Lake Lodge’s Aura restaurant’s Sip & Savour Nose to Tail Dinner with Laughing Stock Winery, Chef Dean celebrates fresh, local produce by using all of the specially raised pig from Root Down farm just 50km away in this unique four course winemaker’s dinner.
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler will host multiple winery dinners in the private and intimate setting of the Grill Room. Act quickly though as most are already sold-out! Choose from dinners paired with wines from Blasted Church Vineyards, Meyer Family Vineyard, Tinhorn Creek Winery or Quails’ Gate Winery.
Looking for something different than wine? Fear not, as beer-paired or whiskey-paired dinners are also on offer. Black’s Pub features a five course guided dinner paired with five local beers from Whistler Brewing. Nita Lake Lodge’s Aura Restaurant is offering a Sip & Savour Beer Dinner where great local food is paired with beers from across Europe. Or choose their Sip & Savour Whiskey Dinner and let master of malt guide you through a delicious journey of great food paired with incredible whiskeys from Diageo spirits.
Don’t miss out – tickets are selling fast!