The Dishes is a repeating Scout column that asks Vancouverites to walk us through a map of their ideal day and night on the town. We’re talking breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night cocktails. Tax and tip included
We head up to Whistler’s idyllic Nita Lake Lodge for The Dishes this week. There we find Head Bartender Rhiannon Csordas and quiz her on where she prefers to post up around town for an ideal day of eating and drinking…
Good morning! What’s for breakfast/brunch?
The BC Dungeness Crab Benedict from Elements.
Where should we meet for coffee/tea?
Mount Currie Coffee Company for an Espresso Milkshake and to check out some of the local art they display.
Now we’re hungry again. What’s for lunch?
Definitely Hunter Gather for their 18 Hour Smoked Dry Rubbed BC grass fed Beef Brisket.
Who has you figured out at Happy Hour?
Earls for sure. They do a different happy hour special daily. My favourite is a half price bottles of wine on Tuesdays!
What’s for dinner?
Alta Bistro. Their seasonally changing menu is always incredible. A current favourite of mine on the menu is the Elk Tartar and Duck Liver Parfait.
What’s for dessert?
Caramba for their apple tart with vanilla ice cream.
Where are you taking us for late night cocktails?
Bar Oso for their “Canadian Kid” cocktail. Yum.
Who in Whistler is doing stuff that you’re interested in right now?
One person I feel is worth mentioning is Amy Rafferty. She’s just opened up a place in Function Junction called the Velvet Underground. It’s a shop that sells up-cycled clothing as well as a cafe. It’s one of a kind for Whistler and I think the concept is fantastic. The space encourages community, promotes sustainable, local, handmade products and recycled goods while also supporting local musical talent.