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.

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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