Imagine, if you will, a place where 32 different chilled sparkling wines wait for you to taste each and every one of them. A place where freshly shucked oysters and shelled prawns lay on beds of ice begging for you to devour them. And in this place, plates of freshly prepared sushi circles constantly, vodka runs through ice-sculptures into awaiting glasses, and tables of dessert lure you to their sweetness. This is not a dream. Once a year, at Cornucopia in Whistler, this place actually exists!
“Bubbles and Oceans” is one of the premium events at Cornucopia and last night I had the pleasure of attending. Women were dressed in cocktail dresses, gentlemen “were in suits, and everyone was eager to quaff some sparkling wines, eat some seafood, and to have a good time.
Starting at 9pm and lasting until 2am, the event was pretty crowded at the beginning of the night with guests making their way to the number of tables that were each sampling bottles of sparkling wines. It was hard to exhibit restraint when faced with such an over-whelming amount of sparkling wine but somehow I managed to keep it together. Freshly made sushi was circling the room all night, or you could saunter up to the freshly shucked oyster bar, or perch yourself at the dessert tables. “Bubbles and Oceans” was an adult wonderland and one that I was more than happy to indulge in.
I am truly impressed by Cornucopia. Whistler really should be proud of this event. Even though we decided to spend more money on less events, we had an amazing time at those two events. Araxi truly out-did themselves on quality. “Big Guns” was an epic culinary experience that was well-worth splurging on, whilst “Bubbles and Oceans” showed us the more relaxed, let-your-hair-down side of Cornucopia. With crazy discounts on hotels, restaurant Fall specials, and a multitude of food and wine events to choose from at Cornucopia, I really don’t need any more convincing to make this into an annual getaway.