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Chateau Whistler's Chef Bendig Offers Gold Medal Menu

Publish Date: 27-Jul-2017

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Thursday, July 27, 2017

 - Fairmont Readies for a Celebration of Canadian Cuisine - 

There really is no better time to celebrate the flavours of our vast nation than Food Day Canada (FDC) on August 5, 2017. Today Derek Bendig, executive sous chef at Fairmont Chateau Whistler, released his four-course Food Day Canada menu which celebrates the bounty of British Columbia’s ‘Sea to Sky’ region. 

 Food and wine connoisseurs will recognize Chef Bendig’s name from his recent appearance at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City. Bendig earned the right to represent Canada there after bringing home a gold medal from FDC’s Good Food Innovation Awards in 2016. Even the most discerning guests are certain to be satiated with his 2017 Food Day Canada menu.   

The four-course menu starts with BC’s signature salmon three ways delivered on puffed salmon skin then topped with fresh herbs from Fairmont’s own rooftop garden and a vinaigrette of spruce tips Bendig collected in the spring. Chef ensured oft-overlooked sprout seeds such as quinoa and lentils are spotlighted before the star of the show – Trio of Beef – makes an appearance. Pemberton Meadows beef, including 45-day dry aged ribeye, roasted bone marrow topped with braised short rib, and stuffed deckle, prove exactly why Canadian beef is world-renowned. Executive pastry chef Anup’s dessert, which is inspired by his morning walks along the river, offers a striking and innovative creation encompassing his new “Black Bear” chocolate.

  West Coast Salmon Tasting  
salmon tartare with rooftop herbs and crispy BC grown rice,  
cedar cured salmon with candied beet confit,  
salmon crudo with spruce vinaigrette,  
served on puffed salmon skin    

Sea to Sky Harvest Platter  
local potato, crudités vegetables, sprouted seeds, arugula dressing  

Trio of Pemberton Meadows Beef
Dry aged ribeye, braised short rib, stuffed deckle  
Garlic scape pistou, creamed corn, chanterelle mushrooms, garlic chips   

Cheakamus River Rock  
cedar-scented Chateau “Black Bear” dark chocolate,  
Saskatoon-pine compote, basil-pistachio air sponge  
and blueberry sorbet 

This table d'hôte menu, served in a sharing format, is $80++ per person and is only available on Saturday, August 5 in The Wildflower restaurant. Reservations are required and can be made by clicking here or calling 1-800 606-8244.



Menus and high-resolution images available upon request.

About Fairmont Chateau Whistler 
Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, discover a chateau-style hotel with luxurious rooms, a wide array of dining options, award winning golf and a full-service spa. Opened in 1989 with 539 guestrooms and 32,000 square feet of meeting space, this mountain resort is the ideal location for a leisure stay as well as meetings and incentive programs. For more information on luxury Whistler getaways and special offers, please call Fairmont Chateau Whistler at 1-800 606-8244 or visit online at 

 About Fairmont 
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. This extraordinary collection includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,500 of the finest private homes around the globe. For more information or reservations, please visit     

For further information contact:  
Lynn Gervais
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
T +1 604 938 2064  


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