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2015 Where to Dine Awards: Whistler

Where’s globetrotting readers weigh in on the tastes that left an impression long after the last bite

By JILL VON SPRECKEN

Scallops with corn, spicy sausage and mustard vinaigrette at Araxi

Scallops with corn, spicy sausage and mustard vinaigrette at Araxi

FINE DINING
Araxi Restaurant + Bar
Pacific Northwest fare may be no better represented than by chef James Walt’s uncompromising plates. For more than three decades, locals and visiting foodies alike have praised the fresh, regional cuisine and winning wine list.
FINALISTS Bearfoot Bistro; Il Caminetto di Umberto.

CASUAL DINING
Earls Kitchen + Bar
This casual venue’s burger-and-beer beginnings have evolved to include sophisticated comfort food with tastes that roam the globe. An eclectic mix of dishes ranges from chicken curry with naan to sushi—and that familiar burger.
FINALISTS The Keg Steakhouse & Bar; The Old Spaghetti Factory.

APRÈS - SKI
Longhorn Saloon & Grill
This lively après hotspot situated at the base of Whistler Mountain boasts a sprawling patio, cold beer and a menu that dishes up pub favourites such as nachos, BBQ chipotle ribs and pulled-pork tacos.
FINALISTS Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill; Merlin’s.

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Red Door Bistro
When in Whistler, do as the locals do. And they flock to this tucked-away bistro. French fare with a West Coast twist is on the menu, with locally sourced ingredients at the fore. Classic flavours shine in dishes such as glazed BC duck breast or bouillabaisse. For the best seat in the house, settle in at the open-kitchen bar and watch the hustle and bustle just beyond.

To see our Vancouver winners, please click here.

To vote for your favourite Vancouver and Whistler restaurants in our 2016 Where to Dine Awards, click here. You could win a fabulous Baume & Mercier watch valued at more than $2,500!

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