Feasting at Wanderlust – Friday Aug 24 & Sat Aug 25
So.. By now we’ve all heard about Wanderlust, the yoga + music + lifestyle event heading our way this weekend. Some 5,000 yogis will descend upon our humble mountain town for some much needed R&R, plus hula-hooping, stretching, chanting, Ohmming, meditating, hiking, appreciating, Namaste-ing, and all the other things that yogis do. Oh, and party all night to DJs, bands and other worldly musical acts.
Awesome. I’m super excited, and despite not being a yogi, I do love a good hula session, and some of the lectures on clean eating really appeal to the detox-ready side of me.
What also appeals to me is the food and wine component of Wanderlust, so perhaps detox-ready Jess can wait until another month…
Feast in the Mountains, an annual event in Whistler, is now being held over two fabulous evenings, Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th, instead of the usual one day affair. Held in the stunningly beautiful Rebagliati Park, Feast in the Mountains is a celebration of local restaurants and producers, paired with regional wines, brews and distilleries, in a casual and social environment.
Starting at 4pm, you can grab a glass at the entrance to the park and make your way around the stalls, sipping and savouring your way through delicious morsels and samples from restaurants and wineries such as Araxi, Bearfoot Bistro, SIDECUT at Four Seasons, Fort Berens, Hester Creek and Whistler Brewing, amongst others.
Tickets are only $50 a day, and you have 4 glorious hours to stroll around the park, taking in the atmosphere and as many samples of food and wine as humanly possible. (My recommended plan of attack: Start at the sparkling wines, to liquor, to white wine, to beer and finally red wine.) Visit each vendor as many times as you like, chat to the Chefs, ask questions about your wine, bid on some incredible silent auction items, and do it all again the next day!
Feast in the Mountains raises funds for FarmFolk/CityFolk and WAG, Whistler’s Animal Shelter. FarmFolk/CityFolk’s work includes protecting farmland, researching alternative methods of farmland tenure, securing organic seed for BC farmers, and promoting ‘eat local’ educational programs. WAG’s (Whistler Animals Galore) goal has been to improve the lives of animals through education, advocacy, and medical care. For over 25 years, WAG has been rescuing, caring for, and finding new homes for lost, homeless, and unwanted animals from Whistler to Lillooet.
You can get more information, and tickets, here.