The cornucopia or horn of plenty is a symbol of abundance and nourishment. The large horn-shaped container is commonly filled with fruits and vegetables, nuts and other edibles. In North America, some people offer cornucopia shaped gift baskets during Thanksgiving, or use it as a centerpiece at meals which commemorate the harvest.
But in Whistler, we like to do things differently. While fresh harvest is a must during the fall, we prefer to stuff our horns with gourmet food and delectable wine! Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial is Whistler’s premier food and drink extravaganza.
From November 7-17, 2013 wine and food lovers will unite, and take part in fascinating seminars, enjoy winery dinners, attend gala tasting events and after parties. This is an event you don’t want to miss, and to be sure you don’t, we’ve handpicked and present to you Whistler Hotels: Cornucopia Must Do’s.
A Little Taste of Conucopia
Nourish: Yoga: From 8AM-9AM every day during the Festival, nourish your body, mind, and soul through focused movement and breath, at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Leave the class feeling revitalized and ready to take on the day.
Don’t Judge a Grape by its Colour: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir: On Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 11AM-12:30PM, presenter Daenna Van Mulligen will dispel your preconceptions about Chardonnay, as “the sweet, boring girl next door” and Pinot as “the moody and misunderstood Ivy Leaguer.
Chefs Table Luncheon 12PM-3PM: Choose one of four luncheons, hosted at private Whistler mansions, and carefully prepared by acclaimed chefs. You could join award winning españa restaurant and Chef Neil Taylor for a 5 course culinary journey into the flavours of Spain. Click here for the Chef’s Table Luncheon schedule.
It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere: On Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 4:30PM-6PM join Michelle Bouffard, co-owner of house wine, as she presents this entertaining and informative seminar of international cocktails and wines to help you unwind.
Winery Dinners and After Parties: Whistler restaurants and nightclubs are legendary! During the Cornucopia Festival, selected restaurants and their winery partners offer the opportunity to experience and appreciate their culinary talents on an entirely different level. The party doesn’t stop once the plates are cleared; because Whistler’s Cornucopia is the Festival that lets you keep on dancing with a glass or two in hand.
Spice things up this Thanksgiving season, and celebrate the best in fine wine and good food this November 7-11, 2013. The folks at Whistler Hotels (Whistler Reservations) will be happy to answer any questions and provide accommodation and activity recommendations. Call 1 877 932 2280 today.