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Symon says he loves sweet potatoes

Quick bites with

Jay Symons

Managing Partner, Edgewater Lodge & Restaurant

Text and photo by Maureen Provencal

PQ: What’s your food/wine philosophy?

JS: Love simple honest food not overly cooked with great ingredients and lots of mystery tastes.

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

JS: Probably Yams or Sweet Potatoes

PQ: One food you can't live without?

JS: Don’t seem to live without Wop Slop.

PQ: Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

JS: Frogs. Burp. What was that?

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

JS: I think it’s called the Rain Coast Café in Tofino. Had a dinner there many years ago and I’m sure it is still as great as I think it was.

PQ: Most memorable meal?

JS: Has to be one of the great ones Chef Thomas has cooked for me in the last few years at the Edgewater.

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

JS: I’d go to Colin’s at the Riverside Café.

PQ: Greatest professional moment?

JS: Putting the Edgewater together I suppose.

PQ: Best trend in food/restaurants?

JS: They’re getting better all the time.

PQ: Worst trend in food/restaurants?

JS: Little morsels on gigantic plates. One has to go pan handling on their way home after dinner and then raid their own fridge when they get home/

PQ: Who has had the most influence on your career?

JS: A fellow by the name of Kilgour Trout. Cooked a mean fish and ran a heck of a fish store.


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