Quick bites with
General Manager, Elements
Photos and questions by Maureen Provençal
PQ: Whats your food/wine philosophy?
AS: A great glass of wine deserves a wonderful plate of food. A wonderful glass of wine deserves a great plate of food. But in cases where they are phenomenal they can stand on their own.
PQ: One food you cant live without?
AS: French fries.
PQ: One ingredient you cant live without?
PQ: What food/drink should people be more open to trying?
AS: A vast selection of wine of any sort, even if you think you dont like it.
PQ: One food you avoided as a child and now love?
PQ: Weirdest thing youve ever eaten?
AS: Chicken feet.
PQ: Most memorable meal youve ever eaten?
AS: Holiday dinners with my family.
PQ: Exact moment you decided to become involved in the food industry?
AS: When I was 18 I was thrown into a busy 250-seat bar and grill and was told to "start bussing."
PQ: Whats your solution for a last minute meal?
PQ: Best trend in food/restaurants?
AS: New restaurants opening continuously with different cuisine.
PQ: Worst trend in food/restaurants?
AS: Greasy spoon restaurants.
PQ: Greatest professional moment?
AS: I always wanted to be a G.M. My goal was to be one before I turned 40. I succeeded at 27.
PQ: Where would you go to eat if you could go anywhere in the world?
AS: Anywhere in France.
PQ: Where would you go for your last meal in Whistler?
PQ: What brought you to Whistler?