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20 Oct

Cornucopia 2016: Guide for Arts & Culture Fans

TAG: Arts Culture, Festivals Events

Posted by: Pip Campbell

Fall is the season for arts and culture in Whistler, and Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial (Nov 10 – 20, 2016) has plenty to offer those wanting to unleash their creativity or pick up a little culture along the way.

Food and drink is for consuming, yes, but every meal is also an opportunity for adventure. Why simply have dinner when you could travel the world with an international chef as your guide? Why sit in a pub when you could be painting a masterpiece, brush in one hand and glass of delicious red wine in the other? Why not pair a beverage with quick-witted comedy or funky beats?


We’ve gone through the Cornucopia 2016 schedule and uncovered a few gems for those who seek more from every meal. Sit back and let us guide you through Cornucopia’s curiously creative side.

Loads of Laughs

Comedy Kitchen
Quips will fly at this new event featuring master comics host Kelly Dyer, Kevin Banner and Dino Archie (recently seen on the Jimmy Kimmel Show).
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Fine Art Fun Art

Crystal Lodge Art Gallery – Wine about Art with Black Cloud Winery
Relax with a glass of wine and let the creative juices flow as you paint and sip. No previous artistic experience required for these guided evening, just a sense of fun.
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Audain Art Museum: Artistic Expressions
Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa will host an outstanding evening in the Audain Art Museum, limited to 100 guests. The evening includes a reception, three course dinner paired with Fort Berens Estate wine and private tour of the museum.
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Evening at the AudainLeft: JUSTA JESKOVA PHOTO   Right: DARBY MAGILL PHOTO

Travel by Tastebud

The world comes to Whistler at these events, where an appetite is your passport to discovery. Choose from signature tasting events with a buffet of new things to try, or find out more about a region or country through their signature food and drink.

Cornucopia Night Market: Taste of the World
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Sidecut Modern Steak + Bar: Peak to Peak to Peak – A Four Seasons Mountain Collection Chefs Collaborative
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Naan at the Night MarketPHOTO DARBY MAGILL

Chef’s Table Luncheon: 2016 International Guest Chef Benito Molina
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The Culinary Stage at Cornucopia: The London Chef (Spanish Tapas)
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Chef’s Table Luncheon: Minami Contemporary Japanese
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French Rendezvous
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Bloody Caesar BattlePHOTO DARBY MAGILL

Around the World in a Glass

Vines to grains, the drink seminars go far beyond the liquid in the glass. Learn about the process of creating fine wines and liquors and the history behind some of the renowned names.

Drink Seminar: Argentinean Wine Adventure
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Drink Seminar: Passing the Tiki Torch – A How-To Guide for Polynesian Parties
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Bearfoot Bistro World Oyster Invitational and Bloody Caesar Battle
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Drink Seminar: The Singular Pleasure of Scottish Single Malts
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Drink Seminar: Patrón Tequila: A Story of Perfection
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Music and Mouthfuls

Let the tunes set the mood while you cruise about and sample delicious drinks and tasty bites. Add painting into the mix for a proper let-your-hair-down, release-your-inner-artist kind of night.

House Party – Best of BC
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Crystal Lodge Art Gallery – Picasso Portrait Party Disco
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With a Twist – Silent Disco
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We’re getting closer and closer to Cornucopia 2016 and tickets are going fast. Check out for more information on the festival including ticket and accommodation packages.

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