Field Trip to Whistler

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a chance to get out of town and take a “Field Trip” for the day or a few days to explore, learn, taste and experience.

Field Trip to Whistler

Last month, my family and I visited Whistler, once on the road we headed on to Hwy 1 going West and then North on Highway 99. After a 90 minute drive we arrived in Whistler and checked-in to our hotel, stayed at the centrally located Westin Resort & Spa Whistler.

Dining Room/Kitchen in 2 Bedroom Suite

After a refreshing glass of citrus water at registration, I put my feet up in my 2 bedroom suite for a bit of R & R.

Aubergine Grill

My family then joined me for dinner at the Aubergine Grill which was located on the 2nd floor in our hotel. it’s a large dining room with comfortable seating, our server Nelson took gracious care of us with suggestions of dishes and such.

White and Green Asparagus

Tomato and Herb Polenta

Pemberton Beet & Buffalo Mozzarella

Haida Gwaii Halibut

Dessert Sampler

I ordered off their new Vegetarian Feature menu, both dishes I had were outstanding. To start I had the White and Green Asparagus with wild mushroom sauté, crispy wontons and sesame; for my entrée I had the Tomato and Herb Polenta with balsamic rooted vegetables, spinach puree and goat cheese. Other outstanding dishes at the table ordered by family members included Pemberton Beet & Buffalo Mozzarella as well as the Haida Gwaii Halibut. For dessert, each of us was served a dessert sampler to end the fine meal.

Aubergine Grill

4090 Whistler Way

Whistler, BC

http://www.westinwhistler.com/aubergine

Phone:  604-905-5000

Jill Barber in concert

In the evening I took in one of the free concerts at the Whistler Olympic Plaza which featured Singer/Songwriter Jill Barber. This was quite a coincidence as I had Interviewed Jill Barber in my Brunch with Celebrities series a few weeks prior.

Whistler Olympic Plaza

4010 Whistler Way

Whistler, BC

Fitness Centre in Westin Whistler

Outside pool area at Westin Whistler

The next day I visited the large and well equipped Fitness Centre for a workout, there was also quite a large outdoor pool along with an indoor pool and hot tubs.

Whistler Farmers Market

Carrots at the Whistler Farmers Market

Radishes at the Whistler Farmers Market

I then took a walk to the Upper Village to visit the Whistler Farmers Market which featured a large selection of vendors selling fruits, vegetables, breads, honey, cheese and so much more.

Whistler Farmers Market

Twitter @whistlermarket

Every Sunday from June 17th to October 8th, 2012.

Our hotel had an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a really good fitness room, as well as spacious rooms with air conditioning that were comfortable for sleeping and lounging.

The Two Bedroom Suite featured a king sized Westin Heavenly Bed® in one bedroom with en suite and a queen sized Westin Heavenly Bed in the other. The living area was spacious as well with a queen-size pull out sofa bed, dining area for four and island kitchen counters in a number of them.

The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler 

4090 Whistler Way  Whistler, BC

Telephone:  (604) 905-5000 or 1-888-627-8979

http://www.westinwhistler.com/

Twitter: @Westin_Whistler

Stay tuned for my next Field Trip outside of Vancouver.

By: Richard Wolak

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