Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - October 16, 2019


It’s a full plate of culinary talent in Whistler at Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial


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Whistler, B.C. – Maybe it’s the crispness of October’s mornings with the vibrant fall foliage, dreams of a stellar winter season or local farms’ fall harvest (perhaps all of the above!); autumn inspires Whistler’s culinary minds into creative “horns o’ plenty”.

Culinary options abound at this year’s Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial. Festival goers will not leave hungry as the local and regional restaurant community has stepped up to the plate (so to speak) and there is a menu for every taste and budget. 

“Each year, we look forward to highlighting the creativity and diversity BC’s chefs and restaurants are renowned for,” says Sue Eckersley, festival producer and president of Watermark. “What is really exciting this year, is the addition of events showcasing BC and Canada’s Indigenous roots as well as ecological impacts through food. From winery dinners to seminars, interactive demonstrations and tastings – Cornucopia is your opportunity to explore some of the best of food and drink this country offers.”

New to the schedule and festival is the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre’s Spo7ez Table Luncheon taking place Saturday, November 9. On Thursday, November 14th – The Raven Room located in Whistler Village will be presenting A Fall Feast & Craft Cocktails –a four-course dinner showcasing Pacific Northwest ingredients alongside the Raven Room’s renowned hand-crafted cocktails with a vegan dinner option also available. 

Returning restaurateurs showcase some of their finest creations alongside BC’s signature wineries and spirits.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler returns with its signature and perennial sell-out event Bubbles & Brunch along with a series of wine dinners that run throughout the festival’s 11 days.

Four Seasons Resort Whistler’s SIDECUT culinary team will once again welcome culinary team members from its Vancouver and San Francisco properties to nourish Resort guests. The first weekend sees Vancouver Four Seasons team travel up the Sea to Sky highway for The Corridor with YEW + SIDECUT. Heading into the second weekend, “A Dinner with America’s Best Baker” also known as Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley executive pastry chef Eric Keppler joins SIDECUT executive chef Eren Guryel to showcase their expertise.

Araxi restaurant + bar returns with its annual sell-out event, Big Guns winemaker dinner – ‘Pair Excellence’ . The restaurant’s very popular Intimate Winery Dinner series –has some tickets left but don’t delay these dinners feature the creations of one of Canada’s leading chefs, James Walt alongside some of B.C.’s finest wines. Araxi sister restaurant, Il Caminetto also returns to the dinner schedule with exciting pairings from Oregon and BC wineries as well as last year’s hit – “Il Salotto” cocktail paired dinner. 

Quattro at Whistler multi-course dinner will feature Chianti region wines Rocca delle Macie with the creations of Chef Jeremie Trottier. The highly popular Savour at the Westin - The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler returns for its fifth year. Live music, the coveted Poutine Bar, local craft beer, wine and cocktails; just to name a few highlights guests can indulge in prior to making the way over to Crush Grand Tasting. 

For those staying in the Upper Village, Legs Diamond is hosting a series of Seasonal West Coast Wine and Cuisine dinners. Last, but certainly not least, Aura restaurant at Creekside’s Nita Lake Lodge is hosting a Signature Gin Pairing Dinner featuring Four Pillars Gin and Brockmans Gin.

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Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial is Whistler’s food + drink celebration celebrating its 23rd year. The festival’s eleven days of gourmet food, wines, spirits and craft beer include an exciting line up of talent, including mixologists, sommeliers, and renowned chefs in the food and drink industry. Attracting more than 7,700 people to the resort – and catering to everyone from amateur enthusiasts to aficionados - the diverse program offers educational seminars, wine tasting, elaborate dinners, late-night events and the health and wellness series Nourish. Held on the cusp of the ski season opening in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia; Cornucopia was designed to showcase and support the local food and drink industry. Cornucopia has become recognized as a preeminent representation of the culinary tourism industry in Canada. 

Whistler is Canada’s premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.WHISTLER and – Whistler’s official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

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Tourism Whistler

Mary Zinck
Media Program - Cornucopia
Manager, Travel Media - Tourism Whistler
Phone: 604-938-2702


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