Best Whistler 2013
May 1, 2013
Silver: Bearfoot Bistro | Bronze: Sidecut | Honourable Mentions: Aura, Alta Bistro
Unrepentant, outstanding, Araxi (Gold) amps an oft-seen Med menu with a devotion to local provender, which results in a ski-resort room strongest in summer months, when creamy chilled corn soup and local spot prawns track the earth into a room that can swing from casual to serious in the blink of a platinum Visa.
Bearfoot Bistro (Silver) goes full-bore luxury-'70s Vail glamour with modern flavours matching jeroboams of bubbly.
Sidecut (Bronze) brings Four Seasons-level care into a lounge-y temple to steaks and cocktails.
Honourable Mentions to Nita Lake Lodge's revamped Aura, favouring red meat, sauced duck, and a wind-down glass of red (or two), and to Alta Bistro, which adds modern, friendly food long on value to the Village.