Some foodie experiences simply imprint an indelible mark on you.  Such was a recent visit to Alta Bistro, nestled in the gorgeous Rockies resort town of Whistler, BC.  The quaint restaurant, located just a few streets away from the village’s main action, makes you feel right at home with a casual rustic ambiance.  The service is beyond friendly, but make no mistake, this restaurant takes its food seriously.


The epic meal began with sumptuous oysters served on cooled river rocks, accompanied by a Meyer lemon granita.  The Okanagan Valley Pinot Gris, ordered by the glass, made a perfect pair to the dish.  Next came the elk tartar and foie gras parfait, topped with cocoa nibs.

Already swooning, a plate of tuna albacore appearIMG_4045ed, followed by an ale roasted Alberta Wagyu beef, seared
just so!  And let me not forget the simply amazing smoked cauliflower! Owner / GM / Wine Director Eric Griffith suggested a personal favourite:  a beautiful Château Guibeau from Saint-Émilion.  As this epicurean adventure was coming to an end, I was tempted by a marvelous lavender crème brûlée.

If you find yourself in Whistler, Alta Bistro is the place to delight your foodie heart (reservations are a must).  It scores in my top 10 worldwide culinary experiences.

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by @AnnickCity