When you look around Whistler, you only see mountains but just over yonder, lies the fertile farmlands of Pemberton. This valley happens to produce seasonal bounty that many of the local restaurants proudly use in their delicious menu creations. Not only do the restaurants of Whistler benefit from the rich growing soils of the valley but many events are shaped around celebrating it. Here is how to experience farm to table cuisine in Whistler.
Farm To Table Restaurants
There are a number of restaurants in Whistler that use locally sourced foods and with that comes an emphasis on nutrition, flavor and quality.
This locally owned restaurant focuses on sourcing the very best regional ingredients that are in season. All menu items are designed to provide the tastiest food and showcase a perfect partnership with BC craft beer and wine. On the menu, you will find smoke and roasted meats as well as vegetarian options.
The Bearfoot Bistro
The menu at the Barefoot Bistro starts around the seasonal food available. From there, locally sourced meat and then global delicacies are combined in what they call a culinary journey. Make sure to have your meal with a perfectly paired wine from their extensive wine cellar.
This french inspired restaurant is passionate about sustainable sourcing. There food is locally and ethically sourced, supporting regional farmers, fisheries, and artisan producers. With a menu that changes with the seasons, you will always have a unique meals to choose from.
This tucked away restaurant features local Pemberton meats and produce that help shape an eclectic and innovative menu. What’s more, it is built around shared plates- you won’t believe the tasty combinations that can ensue!
Farm To Table Events
Araxi Long Table
Enjoy a four-course, family-style menu crafted by Executive Chef James Walt from underneath the picturesque Mount Currie whilst sipping on the best of wine pairings from British Columbia’s top producers.
Whistler Farmer’s Market
The Whistler Farmer’s Market is a favourite among locals for fresh produce and artisan goods. This non-profit society is dedicated to the promotion of regionally produced foods, crafts and services. Everything must be made, baked or grown in B.C.
Pemberton Slow Food Cycle
Slow Food Cycle is a 45 km cycle up and down Pemberton Meadows Road. The route takes you through Pemberton farms and other vendors where you are welcome to purchase local produce, crafts and much more along the way.
Whistler Tasting Tour
Whistler Tasting Tours offers dining tours where you can experience the best Whistler restaurants in one afternoon or evening. A local guide will lead guests on a walkabout tour through Whistler Village stopping at several of the top restaurants to sample delicious culinary creations and BC wines.
With a whole valley producing delicious fare right next door, Whistler is just as much about food as it is about skiing and biking. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with farm to table menus that can be found all over town!