Bearfoot Bistro Owner Gets Set to Defend His World Record…

February 23, 2010 


Bearfoot Bistro is located at 4121 Village Green in beautiful Whistler, BC | 604-932-3433 |

News from Scout supporter Bearfoot Bistro

Whistler, BC | If champagne sabering were an Olympic event, Bearfoot Bistro owner André Saint-Jacques would have to trade in his gold for silver. Just as Mr. Saint-Jacques prepared to fête Olympic Medalists by sabering a celebratory jeroboam bottle of Moët et Chandon Brut Impérial, comes word that a South African barman has successfully challenged his title for sabering the most bottles of champagne in one minute. Read more

Moët Jeroboams To Flow During Games At “Bearfoot Bistro”

February 12, 2010 


Bearfoot Bistro is located at 4121 Village Green in beautiful Whistler, BC | 604-932-3433 |

News from Scout supporter Bearfoot Bistro

Whistler, BC | At Whistler’s legendary Bearfoot Bistro, every night is a celebration, and as the resort town gets set to throw its biggest party ever, Bearfoot Bistro’s convivial owner André Saint-Jacques is primed to play host. Get all the details after the jump… Read more


February 11, 2010 


Bearfoot Bistro is located at 4121 Village Green in beautiful Whistler, BC | 604-932-3433 |

News from Scout supporter Bearfoot Bistro

Whistler, BC | Stepping off the slopes into Whistler’s Bearfoot Bistro? Après-ski will take on a new twist this winter as Canada’s first sub-zero vodka room opens at Whistler’s Best Restaurant. The Bearfoot Bistro’s new Belvedere Ice Room is a sleek space where guests can step up to the ice bar and sample a range of 50 vodkas from around the world. This cold-as-ice room opens just in time for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and replaces the Bistro’s former Cigar Lounge. Connoisseurs keep warm, while looking oh-so chic in the -18 degree C temperature, wearing Canada Goose down parkas and winter hats.

The Belvedere Ice Room menu features suitably chilled partner plates of gravadlax, oysters and caviar with vodkas from Russia, Poland, France, Sweden, the Czech Republic, United States, and even neighbouring Pemberton, British Columbia to name a few. Guests will be served flights of vodka to sample and sip in an arctic ambience as music blasts the foreground. Behind the frozen bar the standout spirit is showcased in individual ice sculpted display boxes. Read more

Whistler’s Bearfoot Bistro Launches New Catering Service

November 18, 2009 


High-brow restaurant brings its high-end fare home |

News from Scout supporter Bearfoot Bistro

Whistler, BC | Few restaurants can boast an award-winning star chef, a heavily-lauded wine list, and a moniker as synonymous with throwing lavish parties as it is with its impeccable cuisine. Under the auspices of the legendary Bearfoot Bistro, founder André Saint-Jacques announces the creation of a new, high-end catering service that aims to bring the Bearfoot Bistro experience into your home. Just in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics landing at North America’s top ski resort come February, Bearfoot Bistro prepares to host not only the world, but also exclusive, unique, and custom private events. Read more

Whistler Favourite “Bearfoot Bistro” Joins Scout Magazine…

September 3, 2009 


Whistler’s Bearfoot Bistro is now a proud member supporter of Scout. We will be publishing their news and press releases on our front page, and hosting an individual page for them on our list of recommended restaurants. Click ahead for a taste or visit their Scout page hereRead more

Bearfoot Bistro



4121 Village Green, Whistler, BC V0N1B4 | MAP
Tel: 604-932-3433 | Fax: 604-932-8383


The Team


Led by owner Andre Saint Jacques and executive chef Melissa Craig



At the legendary Bearfoot Bistro, every night is a celebration of sophisticated culinary wizardry and magical joie de vivre.

The festivities begin in the stylish Champagne Bar, where your crystal flute awaits, chilling in a frozen cradle of illuminated ice carved out of the solid pewter bar. Relax into a high-backed leather chair while the resident pianist warms up the romantic dining room with some bluesy jazz.

Founder André Saint-Jacques is the convivial  master of ceremonies who presides over the lively ambience of this award-winning dining room, the only Whistler restaurant to receive a coveted three-star rating from the anonymously conducted Where to Eat in Canada guide for 2009/2010.

Mr. Saint-Jacques’ passion for champagne sabering – he holds the Guinness World Record for 21 bottles sliced open in under a minute – is as renowned as his saucy Masquerave parties, at which body-painted models lend lusty fizz to the free-flowing bubbles.


But after you’ve finished touring the Bearfoot’s extravagant underground wine cellar (a perennial winner of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence) and the smoke clears from the cauldrons of nitrogen ice cream flash-freezed tableside, it is the subtle elegance of executive chef Melissa Craig’s modern haute cuisine that will leave you dazzled.

In 2008, Ms. Craig was crowned “Canada’s best chef” at the Canadian Culinary Championships. Her triumphant Alaskan king crab trio tantalizes the taste buds with her gastronomic signatures: a thoughtful progression of exquisitely balanced flavors and surprising mix of textures. In this case, it was a bamboo cone of tender claw meat topped with soy-infused pop rocks that wowed the judges.

Whether it’s a delicate quail egg sprinkled with Canadian caviar or a luscious cube of Wagyu beef from Japan, the Bearfoot Bistro brings you the very best ingredients from local farmers and around the world to create an unforgettable experience.


“Best Whistler” | Vancouver Magazine Awards, 2009

“…Craig had executed an unforgettable meal that cemented her position as one of Canada’s most talented chefs.” | Fiona Morrow, Vancouver Magazine January/February 2009

“Canada’s Best Chef” | Canadian Culinary Championships, February 2008

“Chef of the Year – Melissa Craig” Top 40 Foodies (Under Forty), Western Living Magazine October 2008