Quick Bites 

"Never be afraid to try something that's more alternative."

Quick bites with

Rosalind MacLean

Owner/operator Rosalind’s Desserts by Design

Photos and questions by Maureen Provençal

PQ: What’s your food/wine philosophy?

RM: Dessert is not worth eating unless it’s made with great quality ingredients and tastes good.

PQ: One dessert you can’t live without?

RM: Apple pie.

PQ: One ingredient you can’t live without?

RM: Sweet butter.

PQ: What dessert should people be more open to trying?

RM: Never be afraid to try something that's more alternative.

PQ: One dessert you avoided as a child and now love?

RM: Christmas pudding.

PQ: Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

RM: Tripe.

PQ: Most memorable meal you’ve ever eaten?

RM: Jean-Georges in New York.

PQ: Exact moment you decided to become a pastry chef?

RM: There was no defining moment. As a little girl I baked a lot with my mother. While studying hotel management I acquired my chef and pastry chef papers. I’ve been pursuing my pastry chef career ever since.

PQ: What’s your solution for a last minute dessert?

RM: Good vanilla ice cream, bananas, nuts and chocolate sauce. It’s a kids’ favourite.

PQ: Best trend in food/restaurants?

RM: Getting back to basics with whole foods and natural ingredients.

PQ: Worst trend in food/restaurants?

RM: Manipulating food into something it was never meant to be.

PQ: Greatest professional moment?

RM: Starting my own business.

PQ: Where would you go to eat, if you could go anywhere in the world?

RM: India.

PQ: Where would you go for your last meal in Whistler?

RM: Kevin Holland’s place.

PQ: What brought you to Whistler?

RM: My husband Ross and I were looking for a place to call home.


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