“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 weekend, my family and I drove to Whistler for our annual summer visit. We headed on to Highway 99 just before Horseshoe Bay arriving in Whistler about 75 minutes later. Checked into one of our favourite hotels, The Pinnacle Hotel Whistler which is centrally located in the village.
Arriving just in time for dinner on a very hot evening, takeout was the way to go from nearby Peaked Pies located minutes walking from my hotel where they serve the best Aussie pies. I had the tasty Chicken, Mushroom and Leek Pie, the flakey crust was filled with chunks of tender chicken and vegetables! For a dessert snack, I had one of the Miningtons they are a smaller version of the Lamingtons with sponge cake dipped in chocolate enrobed in coconut, a yummy treat!
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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.
One of our reasons for visiting this particular weekend was to see the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra who was performing their annual summer series of concerts at the Whistler Olympic Plaza. This outdoor stage is set in one of the most spectacular scenic spots of almost anywhere on earth. The symphony which is lead by Grammy award winner Maestro Bramwell Tovey is fortunate to have a large fan base of which my family is part of. We attended one of the concerts on Friday evening that saw a packed house of families that spilled into the nearby plaza.
The next morning was a stunner, warm weather, clear skies and a beautiful mountain view. I went for an early morning breakfast to Crepe Montagne which is a couple blocks away from the hotel. There I had the Pacific Eggs Benedict without the eggs, with smoked salmon, tomatoes and house-made hollandaise.
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Spent the morning relaxing and walking around the village, then it was over to Splitz Grill for takeout lunch, having the grilled Salmon Burger with all the fixins.
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I stopped next door for an iced cold brew coffee refreshing on this hot day. The café is bright featuring a case full of baked goodies, and they serve Inteligentsia Coffee.
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In the afternoon, I relaxed in the shade in nearby Florence Peterson Park which is a minute away from the hotel.
For dinner I walked through the village to the bustling Mexican Corner, sitting at the bar, I had a trio of Red Snapper Fish Tacos with a hot hot sauce. This was followed by the Chocoflan with chocolate cake, and a layer of chocolate flan on top with a drizzle of raspberry sauce for dessert.
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After dinner I joined my nephews and the family and we were back at the Whistler Olympic Plaza for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s 4th of July American Independence musical celebration.
The next morning, I visited Elements Urban Tapas for breakfast, again this restaurant was a couple block stroll from the hotel. I had the Traditional French Toast with thick slices of toast and syrup on the side, to go.
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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.
The market which featured a large selection of vendors selling fruits and vegetables, green and yellow zucchini, beautiful looking breads, pocket pies, breads, extracts, tarts, musicians playing and so much more! Great music to start off my farmers market walk at the Whistler Farmers Market.
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Lunch was back 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, and this is my favourite pie from the shop.
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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
For reservations, call 1-888-999-8986
Thanks to the Pinnacle Hotel Whistler for providing accommodation for me and my family and to Crepe Monthagne for breakfast. As always, my words are 100% my own.
Stay tuned for my next Field Trip outside of Vancouver.
By: Richard Wolak