Fresh showers, fleeting snow, and hallowed sunny moments point towards a local’s favorite season. Spring?
Well yes, but more so it is the restaurant deals with “Dine In” that twist our arm with their big savings. It just seems to good to pass up and so we approach these set menus and “all you can eat” feeds like zombies.
There are some mainstays to be expected each year. Sushi Village’s $19 three-course, for instance, is something I can set my calendar to. This year some exciting new dishes are highlighted like Pumpkin Delight which enraptures with a paradise of Japanese vegetables and pickles in tempura coated pumpkin. 21 Steps has their free-wheeling three-course for $35 where you get to choose from the entire menu with no limitations. Edgewater will also be opening their doors to the set menu concept after a brief break prior to. Perfectly planned for Mother’s Day spoiling.
A few little surprises however have appeared. Starting with the sad news, La Rua will be closed until November at least, so we were thankful to get one last gastronomic extravaganza in for a friend’s birthday this weekend.
On a happier note, after much enthusiasm in November, Araxi has decided to continue the 30th birthday celebrations with a five-course menu for $30. Alta Bistro offers final bill options with a $25 menu serving up terroir- minded ingredients like Nita Lake Lodge elk and Fraser Valley Pork cheeks, and $35 check point delicacies like Yarrow Meadows Duck and Pot Caught Pacific Cod and Salt Spring Salted Mussels. Scrumptious elegance at a portion of the price.
It is only due to this annual open house of menus that many can sample the splendours Whistler has to offer and to top this concept off, Side Cut will be offering a $39 menu, while Rim Rock, The Grill Room and Bearfoot Bistro will serve up their $49 option, all with more than enough meat to keep your iron levels vibrating.
What an opportunity to spoil your loved ones without slaving over the stovetop or getting caught out in the rain fetching groceries! I plan to take full advantage…..so where to begin? http://www.whistler.com/dinein/