Rhiannon Csordas Does ‘The Dishes’

We quizzed the talented Head Bartender up at Whistler's idyllic Nita Lake Lodge about her ideal day of eating and drinking.
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Rhiannon Csordas Does ‘The Dishes’

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…

Nita Lake Lodge 2131 Lake Placid Rd., Whistler MAP

Good morning! What’s for breakfast/brunch?

The BC Dungeness Crab Benedict from Elements.

Elements Urban Tapas Parlour 4359 Main St. MAP

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.

Mount Currie Coffee Company 4369 Main St. MAP

Now we’re hungry again. What’s for lunch?

Definitely Hunter Gather for their 18 Hour Smoked Dry Rubbed BC grass fed Beef Brisket.

Hunter Gather 101 - 4368 Main St. MAP

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!

Earls Whistler Village 4295 Blackcomb Way Unit 220/221 MAP

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.

Alta Bistro 104-4319 Main St. MAP

What’s for dessert?

Caramba for their apple tart with vanilla ice cream.

Caramba! Restaurant 12-4314 Main St. MAP

Where are you taking us for late night cocktails?


Bar Oso for their “Canadian Kid” cocktail. Yum.

Bar Oso 150 – 4222 Village Square MAP

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.

The Velvet Underground Unit 5, 1208 Alpha Lake Rd. MAP

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