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Publish Date: 01-Oct-2013

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Tuesday, October 01, 2013


The Fairmont Chateau Whistler reveals a mouthwatering lineup for fall’s food and wine fest

Whistler BC, October 1, 2013 – Snuggled in between fall harvest and ski season is Cornucopia: Whistler’s annual food and wine extravaganza. This year’s event has expanded to a delicious 11 days and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler has 6 reasons to Fall in Love with the festival.


 1. An evening of fine food and wine with Canadian wine pioneer Harry McWatters

Friday, November 8 - 6:30pm Reception 7:00pm Dinner
Harry McWatters is the founder of Sumac Ridge and See Ya Later Ranch as well as the founding chair of BC Wine Institute and VQA Canada. Take a journey with Harry through the history of Canadian wine making and sample wines from his personal collection, and new Okanagan winery TIME. The evening begins with wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by an approachable, yet elegant five course dinner. Tickets $180.00

2. Dinner with internationally acclaimed winemaker Bob Bertheau of Chateau Ste. Michelle
Saturday, November 9 - 6:30pm Reception 7:00pm Dinner
Chateau Ste. Michelle is Washington state’s oldest and most acclaimed winery. Enjoy a five course meal featuring regionally inspired dishes from The Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s creative culinary team paired with wines selected by Bob Bertheau. Tickets: $195.00

3. Little Fish, Big Flavour - cooking with sustainable seafood
Saturday, November 9 - 1:30pm
National Geographic Fellow, author and professional chef, Barton Seaver, joins The Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s culinary team for a sustainable seafood demonstration featuring sardines, anchovies and herring. As an executive chef, Seaver opened seven restaurants in the United States and gained critical acclaim for his environmentally friendly menus. He was named Esquire magazine’s Chef of the Year for 2009 and has published two books: For Cod & Country in 2011, and Where There’s Smoke in 2013. Tickets $46.00

4. marTEAni Party
Saturday, November 9 - 3:00pm
Pinkies up! Get your party hats and fascinators ready for The Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s annual marTEAni Party. Enjoy live music and Fairmont Tea infused martinis at this not to be missed Cornucopia event. Spend an afternoon indulging in a delightful assortment of freshly baked scones with hotel-made jams, petit fours and finger sandwiches while donning your best afternoon tea attire. It is an event to see and at which to be seen! Prizes awarded to the most creative head attire. Tickets $46.00

5. Bubbles & Brunch
Sunday, November 10 - 11:00am, 11:15am & 11:30am seating times
Indulge in a Sunday brunch like no other. Start off with a glass of bubbles before diving into King crab legs, freshly carved AAA Prime rib, Belgium waffles and decadent French toast. For those looking for something on the lighter side, enjoy a selection of fresh salads, seafood, local B.C. cheeses and made-to-order omelets. Top off your perfect meal with a selection of pastries, petit fours, and mini-desserts. Live music. Tickets $75.00

6. Guilt-Free Holiday Entertaining - Interactive cooking demonstration & festive feast
Sunday, November 17 - 9:30 – 11:30am interactive instruction, 11:30 – 12:30pm luncheon
Home entertainers, this epicurean journey is for you! Does your waistline expand and pocket-book retract with the holidays? Have you lost the joy for home entertaining because it feels too stressful? Join The Fairmont Chateau Whistler culinary team for a merry meal makeover as we highlight tricks of the trade designed to help you manage costs, reduce stress levels, increase health benefits. A mouthwatering family-style feast will follow with wine pairing tips from the hotel’s sommelier. Tickets $109.00 


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Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, you'll discover a chateau-style hotel with luxurious rooms, a wide array of dining options, ski-in/ski-out mountain access and a full-service spa. Opened in 1989 with 550 guestrooms and 32,000 square feet of meeting space, this mountain resort is the ideal location for a leisure stay as well as your meetings and incentive programs. For more information on luxury Whistler getaways and special offers, please call The Fairmont Chateau Whistler at 1-800-606-8244 or visit us online at
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