On The Road ~ Whistler Canada #12

Where to Eat in Whistler

Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar, in the Whistler Village Square

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Executive Chef James Walt was an early pioneer of farm to table dining. Menus are seasonally focused celebrating the locally sourced ingredients. Above is the follow up to his James Beard award winning cookbook.

Loved this beet salad

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Oysters

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Very interesting flavor, butter in the middle of the olive oil. Bread was great.

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Angus Reserve Tenderloin with BC potato croquette, butter glazed Pemberton carrots, ruby port sauce and grilled chimichurri.

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Wild BC Sablefish, glazed with sake and soy, served with scallions, shiitake mushrooms, radish and bok choy in smoked lemongrass dashi broth.

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Shadow Art

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On The Road ~ To Whistler Canada #10

Vancouver

Last night here and last night of Chinese New Year. After dinner you are on the same floor as the casino… perfect.

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1886 Chinese Fine Dining, 39 Smithe St, Vancouver BC

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Lobster Dumplings

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Angus Beef Tenderloin, orange peel glaze, crispy matchstick taro. I couldn’t stop eating this. Very interesting was the shoestring taro.

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Refreshing mango, strawberries and coconut sorbet.

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On The Road ~ To Whistler Canada #8

Vancouver

Room with a view – Pan Pacific Hotel

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Water Everywhere, there are also these little water taxi’s that can take you pretty much everywhere.

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Fresh Markets

4246E3C7-A339-4C71-93E5-6D4330379CD8Lunch on the water, and Oysters at every restaurant

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On The Road ~ To Whistler Canada #7

Vancouver

From Seattle we rented a car and drove to Vancouver. I’m excited, as I’ve never been to Vancouver. The ride was beautiful, though we Were then in a border crossing line for over an hour….

Love Vancouver, lots of places to walk, water everywhere. Lots of unique neighborhoods.Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in Canada, located in the lower mainland region of British Columbia.

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We got here for the last two nights of Chinese New Year… Happy New Year everyone.

9867AB91-52E6-4648-A3BE-300A305E1632First night dinner at Mott 32 – 1161 W Georgia St., Vancouver, BC

Here is the menu. The food was awesome.

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Elegant room.

Awesome classic dumplings

013C386D-4BA8-4D4D-AEB5-CBB9B62C46AAWok Fried Duck With Chili Sauce In Lettuce Cops

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On The Road ~ To Whistler Canada #6

Seattle, where to eat.

Heartwood Provisions was recommended to us, so off we went. 1103 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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We had a fun evening, and loved the food. The staff was awesome, try to get table 21, you will have the best view of what’s happening in the restaurant. Say hi to Justin Roberson, General Mgr and Alysha Janmohamed Manager.

Oysters, Cilantro, lemon, Mezcal-Guava Mignonette

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Roasted beets, barrata, blood orange, pistachio praline, Campari vinaigrette

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The Original Provision – Wagyu Beef Jerky, sesame, spicy chili preserve. This was amazing.

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This was a sample of their homemade acorn dry cured ham. Fantastic!

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Grilled King Salmon, cherry tomatoes, artichoke, olives, panzanella, sofrito.

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Beef Burger on brioche, gruyere, arugula, pickled onion, horseradish aioli.

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The menu invites you to explore the unique food and beverage pairings. Each beverage selection completes and enhances the flavor of its paired menu item. It works !

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On The Road ~ To Whistler Canada #2

Lunch in Honolulu before getting on the plane, “Hawaiian Air” to Seattle.

If you have not eaten at Ruscello inside Nordstrom, you need to try it. There is even a wonderful outside area…

It was busy, so we sat at the bar and watched everyone as we ate….

Mediterranean Hummus house made, delicious.

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Crispy Panko Chicken Salad – organic baby greens, romaine lettuce, bacon, egg, avocado, tomatoes, grilled corn, honey Dijon dressing.

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Chicken Club with Maple Glazed Bacon – avocado, tomato, organic baby greens, peppercorn aioli, toasted country bread.

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On The Road ~ Atacama Chile 15

Eating Local in San Pedro de Atacama

Food was great, staff friendly, speak English.

Chef Eduardo Silva does a fantastic job, La Estaka Restaurant and Bar is a must when visiting San Pedro Atacama, I loved the chicken curry with noodles, served in a coconut shell, with pineapple chutney. Everything was great.

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Flan

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Tres Leches Cake