Chef Melissa Craig has become a culinary star and elevated this Whistler institution into the highest reaches of B.C. restaurants. Flamboyant owner Andre Saint Jacques sets the tone, greeting diners effusively and bringing Champagne at every opportunity, which is easy to accept as The Bearfoot is one of 150 Dom Pérignon Houses in the world. Chef Craig has created a luxurious three- or five-course tasting menu featuring her modern Canadian cuisine that will leave you gasping, deliriously, for air. Amp up the night with a trip to the ice-encased vodka bar (parkas are provided against the -40¼ ambiance) and finish in style with one of executive pastry chef Dominic Fortin’s creations.