Whis Foodie: A Sign Of The Season
Admittedly Whistler, we have been spoiled this year. A fabulous snow season, followed by the longest and sunniest summer I have seen….ok, there was a little rain in-between but get over it. Now, it is as if someone hit the switch at Thanksgiving and sweaters made their debut.
Waldorf’s Annual Soup Competition, the Fall foliage, and toque-donned heads are not the only tell tale, but in many cases, the literal sign of the season is put out – CLOSED. Yes, while locals await the off period for the incredible dining deals like Nagomi’s All You Can Eat Sushi, or Rimrock’s $49 menu – with an additional 25% off in anniversary celebration – there are a few establishments choosing to close shop for their annual siesta in preparation for another busy winter ahead.
But if you are a savvy Whistlerite, you can make the most of this Automn’s abundance all the same. Catch Tom at Kaze in the Westin before he takes a breather and you can indulge in the extravagant and unique Matsusaka Shabu-Shabu experience for 50% off! The only of its kind in Canada, you will simmer the rich, finely sliced delicacy along with cabbage, shitake and enoki mushrooms, and tofu in a large fondue-like pot before dunking each piece in one of the accompanying sauces. Once all morsels have been eaten, drinking up the broth is an incredible way to end off the night, not to mention the stories and smiles offered almost for free in the intimate space.
If you are looking for a lively vibe regardless of the quiet stroll, there are a few spots that seem to keep it going. Fairmont Friday is still busting with tunes, $5 drinks and free appetizers, drawing out locals and visitors alike. Brewhouse, 21 Steps and Sushi Village also manage to maintain excitement with their fall menus and killer deals. And don’t forget, if you are new to town and handing out sage Wistler-wisdom this winter season to tourists, it is to your advantage to be in the know….and what better way than to do it on a smaller bill!