It’s almost the middle of October and here on the West Coast of Canada the grey clouds and cooler weather have rolled in. It’s hard not to get a little down about the change in the weather but, on the bright side, we did have a great run of sunshine! In an effort to avoid getting blue, I’m going to focus on the good things that are coming up over the next few months; Halloween, Christmas, a trip to Las Vegas, and Cornucopia!
You might remember that November is the month that Whistler celebrates its food and wine festival, Cornucopia. This year is no different and from November 7 until November 11, Whistler will be buzzing with the hum of excited foodies and wine connoisseurs. Last year was my first year at the event and we had a blast attending two events, Araxi’s Bubbles and Oceans, and Araxi’s Big Guns Dinner. Big Guns was an epic feast with wine pairings that was easily one of the best meals that I had last year. It did take some convincing, especially as we just returned from New York, but we just booked our tickets to the Big Guns Dinner again this year!
Here are some pictures from last year’s event to tempt you…
Spice roasted yarrow meadow duck breast served with a pheasant and duck boudin blanc (sausage).
Stuffed truffle gnocchi with house made ricotta cheese, potato foam, and a quail egg.
Valrhona nyangbo chocolate with vanilla bean ice-cream.
Considering what a great evening we had last year, I am really looking forward to it again this year. If you find yourself looking to kill some time (and money) before the snow season starts, plan a trip to Whistler. Cornucopia has a huge variety of events, including wine seminars, gala events, farm trips, night markets, artisan markets, and chef dinners, so there is something for everyone, and every budget.
Get your tickets here!