When I am visiting my customers in Whistler, my day usually ends with a bite to eat at Alta Bistro before driving back down to Vancouver.
Opened in December 2010, this was Whistler’s best kept secret for awhile but the word is getting out. It is also well known as a great industry hangout after 10PM when all the other restaurants have closed for the evening.
Committed to sustainability, Alta Bistro sources fair trade and local food products. This is the only establishment where one can taste amazing chacuterie made in house at Nita Lake Lodge by Chef Owen Foster.
The wines on Alta’s list are chosen from wineries that are organic, sustainable or biodynamic. There are 10 wines under Enomatic wine serving machine so that every glasss is as good as the first. I was thrilled to see that Eric had chosen Gianfranco Alessandria’s 2004 Barolo from our portfolio to be offered by the glass this time round. The wine list is very focused and are rotated frequently to delight their customer’s senses and to compliment their seasonal menu.
At this cozy bistro, I love catching up with owners Eric Griffith and Edward Dangerfield on the Whistler scene, see what Chef Guillaume (Gigi) is creating for dinner and watch Scot Curry make some of the most amazing cocktails.
There are 2 set menus to choose from for this summer season - Piccolo for $29 or Spanky for $39. The offerings on the menu changes frequently to reflect product availability of the seasons. Overall the food, dining experience, service and ambience is excellent.
I will be back soon at Alta for another delicious offering on my next trip to Whistler. Visit www.altabistro.com for more information and contacts.