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1 Oct

Cornucopia 2016: Guide For the Party Animals

TAG: Culinary, Festivals Events

Posted by: Pip Campbell

Cornucopia NightlifeLeft: MIKE CRANE PHOTO   Right: DARBY MAGILL PHOTO

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

A night out filled with delicious food and drinks, good company and dancing is a fine thing indeed, and in Whistler we’re definitely not above trading hiking boots for high heels after the sun goes down.

This November marks the 20th anniversary of Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial, our festival of food and drink. With a milestone to celebrate there’s more parties on the schedule than ever before, offering plenty for those who love late night intrigue (and late checkouts). We’ve highlighted a few of the glittering and gorgeous events below – grab your tickets then get down to the serious business of working out who to go with, and what to wear.

Party at the PicnicPHOTOS DARBY MAGILL

Cornucopia’s 20th Anniversary Party at The Picnic: A Showcase of Whistler Culinary Excellence
The official 20th Anniversary celebration meaning everyone who is anyone will be there – the place to see and be seen. Held on the first night of the festival, it’s the perfect start to the festival’s 11 days of fun.
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Cure Lounge: Party Like Gatsby
Nothing captures the imagination like a prohibition style party, and the gorgeous lakeside Cure Lounge at Nita Lake Lodge is a fitting location for cocktails and gossip. You might like to start with the Sip Savour Whiskey Dinner at Aura for a delightful night out. Either way, dress to impress.
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Bearfoot Bistro Wine Mixer
Locals know that this award-winning restaurant and bar is a dreamy late night location, where one might just end up sabreing champagne or chilling in the famous Ketel One Vodka Ice Room. Both Saturday nights of the festival at the Bearfoot Bistro will host a mixer with a feature winery, DJ and the all-important dance floor.
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With a Twist Silent Disco and Tasting
This year’s festival sees two popular events combine for double the fun. Choose from three different DJs on the headphones supplied or take time out from dancing to sample the world of spirits and cocktails from world-class mixologists. Dancing shoes recommended.
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French Rendezvous
French food paired with delectable wines prepared in an intimate and elegant style, with a DJ on hand to keep the evening moving after the meal is served. Proceeds from this cosmopolitan evening will go towards Whistler’s francophone school, École La Passerelle.
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House Party: Best of BC
It’s just like a house party, only the neighbours never complain about the music and there’s no dishes to deal with afterwards. It’s a casual, funky atmosphere with food and drinks showcasing the best of BC produce.
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West Coast Evening Wear

Crystal Lodge Art Gallery – Picasso Portrait Party Disco
An interactive party with a twist, where you can sip while you paint on a shared canvas. Beverages are provided to help the creative juices flow, with a disco included to shake things up even more.
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Bearfoot Bistro World Oyster Invitational and Bloody Caesar Battle
An annual favourite, this party invites the best oyster shuckers and mixologists from around the globe to meet and compete. Plenty of action and some of the best Caesars you’ll ever taste.
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Insider Tip: It’s November and it often snows. Be prepared with some West Coast evening wear for venue hopping. And don’t forget the late checkout…

In addition to these events Whistler’s nightclubs and bars are always there for the late night crowd to enjoy. Sort out your accommodation now with to ensure you can rest and recover.

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