Ike-If I'm not too late in replying, I know you asked for dinner suggestions but for breakfast or lunch in Whistler, go to Chef Bernard's Cafe. It's in the Upper Village, just across the pedestrian path from the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. It's an unpretentious place with a thoughtful menu. The food this little place turns out is fabulous -- a must!
For an American from the "big easy" you certainly do get to some of the best Canadian spots to dine...most Cdn. "foodies" would envy your destinations.
It has been too many years since our last trip to the village but when we did, it was Araxi that we chose and enjoyed.
I am looking forward to hearing what you tried and hearing your assessment of it/them.
Enjoy your visit.
[PS when you get back to Vancouver I agree with those others at one of the "other" [grin] sites who suggested West over some of the other "name" spots
re: Bob Mac
Hi Bob Mac......I'm from Mississippi but we drive to New Orleans for the weekend on a regular basis. It's one of my favorite cities. I do love Canada and it's people. It's my favorite country when leaving the U. S. I will be in Whistler for 4 nights and Vancouver for 2 nights. Looks like I will try Araxi based on the suggestion of the Chef at West in Vancouver. He seems to know some folks there. I will be at the Four Seasons and Mr. Hawksworth suggested dining there. I don't know about the other two nights but I will dine at West in Vancouver one night. The other night is still open.
I just returned from Quebec City last month. It's a wonderful place to visit and the food is outstanding. We were at Victoria and Vancouver Island last year and Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper the year before. After a trip to Whistler and YVR we hope to fly to Montreal and visit eastern Quebec in the summer or fall of 05.
I remember your advice on the trip to Montreal I think. Was that you. Auberge Hatley I think was the resort we were discussing. Good luck to you.
We will be in New Orleans for NY's and have reservations at Emeril's and Delmonico's. Let me know if you get down that way. I will be glad to help you with dinner reservations. Best wishes.
Yes Ike, we did discuss the Auberge Hatley.
I grew up in Montreal and family still have a cottage in the Eastern Townships although I have not been back to Quebec in 4 or 5 years.
We just got back from a trip to Vancouver Island including stops in Tofino and Victoria. Had a few lunches at the Wick.
Sorry about the confusion between New Orleans and Missisissippi. It has been quite awhile since my last trip down your way but I certainly will post should we go to take advantage of your knowledge of the area.
Hope you enjoy Whistler and Vancouver.
re: Bob Mac
Thanks Bob Mac. I'm happy you had a great trip to Victoria and VI. I really love Canada. We were going to Eastern Quebec before year end but Football interferred. We are going to Whistler and YVR in February while there's some snow around. Not to ski but just to have fun and enjoy Canada. We were going right after 1/1 but we got a nice invite to New Orleans for NY's. We will be going to Delmonico's and Emeril's during the NY's weekend. My son was there last night. Great city. Be sure to let me know if I can help if you head that way.
Looks like we will fly to YUL in the spring of 05 and stay a few days at Auberge Hatley. I can't wait. Probably soon as the snow leaves. Thanks for your help. Good luck and best wishes.