One of the more, if not the most, memorable restaurants of the trip was Elements Urban Tapas Lounge in Whistler. They serve food tapas-style, i.e. smallish portions meant for sharing, but the food is more fusion Canadian than Spanish. We liked it so much that we ended up having three out of four dinners there, trying new dishes each time.
We’ve featured four of the best in the collage. The roasted duck breast with hoisin sauce and avocado was my personal favourite dish, possibly of the entire trip. I’ve never had such tender and juicy duck breast before, almost melt-in-your mouth. The lamb mini burgers with mint yogurt had quite a strong lamb flavour and weren’t at all dry. The flank steak with caramelised onions and blue cheese was A’s favourite dish there, and the seared sesame-crusted tuna with a ponzu dipping sauce was also fantastic.
What is it with tapas and crepes ending up as our favourite food on holiday?! Another note-worthy place in Whistler was Crepe Montagne, an authentic French creperie where we had possibly the best crepe ever – a seafood crepe with a creamy bisque sauce. This was superb because while most crepes tend to be just creamy and cheesy, this seafood bisque sauce was so much more flavourful.
My idea of dining on a ski/snowboard trip consists of donuts, sandwiches and cup noodles. Whistler has blown all that away. In fact, we ate better in Whistler than anywhere else on our trip.
My favourite single dish of the trip was the seafood crepe at Crepe Montagne and my favourite restaurant menu was at Elements. And on a side note, if you need a really filling meal before you hit the slopes, drop by Beetroot Cafe.