“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 week, my family and I drove to Whistler for our annual summer visit. After a stop for dinner at The Boathouse in Horseshoe Bay, we headed on to Highway 99 arriving in Whistler about 75 minutes later. Checked into our hotel The Pinnacle Hotel Whistler which was centrally located in the village.
The next morning was a stunner, warm weather, clear skies and a beautiful mountain view. I went for an early morning walk, visiting The Green Moustache, had the Fruits & Nuts Oatmeal – delish start! Next it was a stop at Pure Bread Whistler’s pop-up tent near Celebration Plaza for one of their Buckwheat Sour Cherry Scones as well as their Stud Muffins, it’s no doubt my favourite bakery in Whistler and I always look forward to a visit.
122-4340 Lorimer Road, Whistler, BC
Spent the morning relaxing in my air conditioned room in the hotel, then it was over to Splitz Grill for takeout lunch, having the grilled Salmon Burger with all the fixins.
104-4369 Main St, Whistler, BC
The afternoon was a chance to check out the outdoor pool at the hotel, go for a walk in Florence Peterson Park and relax in the village.
My family then joined me for dinner at Quattro Restaurant which was conveniently located adjacent to our hotel.
I shared the Caprese Trio with Bocconcini, Buffalo Ricotta & and Buffalo Mozzarella with enhancements, and enjoyed the Chrocchetta Di Anatra outstanding duck confit croquette with caramelized onion, baby kale and velutato. I had the outstanding Branzino Alla Crosta pistachio crusted sea bass, fire roasted red pepper sauce for my entree and a gelato duo for dessert.
4319 Main Street (in the Pinnacle Hotel), Whistler, BC
For reservations, call 604.905.4844
On Sunday morning, I visited Mount Currie Coffee located minutes from the hotel and a pleasant walk. The café was bright featuring a case full of baked goodies, serving Inteligentsia Coffee, it was a Cappuccino and an Iced Americano and a Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookie to go.
#103-4369 Main Street Whistler, BC
One of my favourite farmers markets is located in Whistler and since it only takes place on Sundays, I knew where I was going to be spending my morning. It was only a 15 minute walk from my hotel to the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Great music to start off my farmers market walk at the Whistler Farmers Market.
The market which featured a large selection of vendors selling fruits and vegetables, green and yellow zucchini, beautiful looking breads, pocket pies, cream puffs, pie in a jar, chocolates, gelato, musicians playing and so much more!
Every Sunday from June 15th to October 12th, 2014.
Lunch was at Peaked Pies located minutes walking from my hotel where they serve the best Aussie pies, I had the delicious Thai Satay Pie, the flakey crust was filled with chunks of tender chicken & peanut sauce! For a dessert snack the Miningtons were a smaller version of the Lamingtons with sponge cake dipped in chocolate enrobed in coconut, a yummy treat!
105-4369 Main St, Whistler. BC
The Pinnacle Hotel Whistler features private studio residences, hosted by a 24 hour front desk, has just the right mix of the features you need and the luxury you expect. The hotel is also pet friendly if you wish to bring along the whole family!
Each private studio suite affords a beautiful mountain or village view and offers a Jacuzzi, fireplace, full kitchen, LCD TVs, complimentary high speed wireless, oversized pillows, fluffy bathrobes and secured underground parking.
4319 Main Street, Whistler, BC
For reservations, call 1-888-999-8986
Thanks to the Pinnacle Hotel Whistler for providing accommodation for me and my family and to Quattro Whistler for dinner. As always, my words are 100% my own.
Stay tuned for my next Field Trip outside of Vancouver.
By: Richard Wolak