The Labour Day weekend always marks the end of summer, doesn’t it? I was lucky to get away this weekend, if only for one night. We escaped the city to Whistler to stay at Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel and attend the Araxi Long Table Dinner Series… it was an amazing experience. My piece was also published on BC Living – pop over to see it all.
The meal was prepared al fresco, and the 200+ person long table extended across Pemberton’s North Arm Farm. It was absolutely beautiful, and the food.. some of the best bites I’ve ever had! My fave was probably the Dungeness Crab Stuffed Squash Blossoms (below) – they were beyond. Paired with wines from one of our favourite wineries, LaStella and Le Vieux Pin, each course was so fresh. I can’t wait for next time.
I took over Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel’s Instagram for the weekend, did you catch it? The location of the hotel is perfect – right in Whistler Village. Roberto and I had never been to Whistler together before, so we loved that the central location let us get out walking for a bit on the Sunday. The hotel has a very inspiring Pollinator Project. Almost 90% of the world’s flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruits and seeds, including 87 of 128 global food crops, and their Pollinator Project is one of the reasons Araxi chose to work with the hotel as their accommodation partners for the Long Table.
I wish we had more time to borrow the hotel bikes, or enjoy the pool and hot tub, but it was such a quick trip. Next time!
On the Sunday, we had a champagne brunch at the Fairmont Whistler to learn about the upcoming Cornucopia Wine and Food festival November 5 – 15. I’m currently choosing which events to attend… it’s going to be my first time, but over the years, this festival has become a must-attend event. The Bubbles and Brunch on November 8th is one of the Fairmont’s signature Cornucopia experiences… judging by the preview they shared with us (above) you don’t have to tell me twice. In!