Quick bites with 

Mario Enero

Owner/chef, La Rœa

 

Photos and questions by Maureen Proven�al

 

PQ: WhatÕs your food/wine philosophy?

ME: My philosophy is to have good food, good ingredients and consistency.

 

PQ: One food you canÕt live without?

ME: Roasted lamb.

 

PQ: One ingredient you canÕt live without?

ME: Garlic.

 

PQ: What food/drink should people be more open to trying?

ME: The traditional dishes of the Mediterranean.

 

PQ: Weirdest thing youÕve ever eaten?

ME: Monkey brains with J.J.

 

PQ: Most memorable meal youÕve ever eaten?

ME: In Valencia, Spain with my nephew Charlie and his wife Marissa, at Sergio Alar«co Restaurant.

 

PQ: Exact moment you decided to become a chef?

ME: When I started eating good food.

 

PQ: WhatÕs your solution for a last-minute meal?

ME: Spanish omelette.

 

PQ: Best trend in food/restaurants?

ME: Comfort food.

 

PQ: Worst trend in food/restaurants?

ME: Fast food.

 

PQ: Greatest professional moment?

ME: When I won the gold medal for La Rœa in Vancouver Magazine.

 

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

ME: Sergio Alar«co in Valencia, Spain.

 

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

Le Gros to eat Dover sole.

 

PQ: What brought you to Whistler?

ME: The opportunity to be part of one of the best resorts in North America.

 

PQ: Personal hero.

ME: Pierre Trudeau.

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