Table scraps 

I will carry on with my own bite sized Best of Whistler rant. Last week, I chewed on lunch stops with Dups as the Best Repeat Visits on a Budget, Ingrid’s Village Café for Best Chocolate Cookie (and veggie burger) and Cracked Pepper for Best Egg Sandwich. This week it’s mini bites, like mini chocolate chips, sweet little morsels that often get lost in larger or more popular place’s vibrato.

 

Best Toast

Multigrain toast at Behind the Grind.

 

Best reality check

Enchiladas with thousand island dressing on ice berg lettuce at Hoz’s Pub.

 

Best salad

Blue cheese and grapefruit salad at the Fifty Two 80 Bistro and Lounge.

 

Best place to read a newspaper

Southside Diner on Sunday morning at the bar stool over brie French toast.

 

Best girly sushi roll

Mango roll at Sachi Sushi.

 

Best Apple Pie

The Rabbit Hole. (The café space is up for sale, but these pies ornamented with figures such as bears on the crust, are available at Nesters.)

 

Best Bolognese I can afford

Pasta Lupino

 

Best Bolognese I can’t afford

The Trat

 

Best Black Forrest Cake

The Wine Room at the Fairmont with hot chocolate sauce poured over the moist, multi-tiered cake.

 

Best beer and burger

Guinness burger and pint at Dubh Linn Gate Old Irish Pub.

 

Best Cookbook

Vij’s: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine — it can make a cook out of anyone.

 

Best cheeky appetizer

The foie gras and quail’s egg breakfast-inspired dinner appetizer at the Bearfoot Bistro.

 

Best way to get lost

The Vineyard in Pemberton — worth the drive.

 

Best Tea

The Sunflower Bakery. Okay it’s not in Whistler, but earl grey loose-leaf rooibos paired with one (more like two) of their killer mincemeat tarts, deserves a mention.

 

Best recipes

Fine Cooking Magazine

 

Best Breakfast out-of-routine choice

Turkey Sausage with free-range eggs and pancakes at BBK’s in the Upper Village.

 

Best Breakfast in-routine choice

Asparagus, goat cheese and spinach frittatas at Elements.

 

Best WORCA Loonie Dinner

Burgers at the Longhorn Saloon.

 

Best dinner missed

Truffle dinner at Quattro.

 

Best Executive Chef

Araxi executive chef James Walt for both his culinary talent and his dedication to the Slow Food philosophy.

 

Best of Cornucopia

Watching a toddler share a plate of slow-cooked Big Smoke Mountain BBQ ribs on a big night out with her dad at the Rib Rave at Riverside Café.

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