Whistler Fashion Finds and Dines
After sharing many photos from my recent travels to Whistler, Canada on my blog and Instagram (@SarahStylesSeattle), I received many kind words and specific questions about what I do there, my favorite places to eat, and where I shop. So, I thought I'd share my favorite Whistler fashion finds and dines in this blog post! I've been traveling to Whistler for some time now. The city itself has changed so much over the years, especially in anticipation of the 2010 Winter Olympics. So, as you can imagine, MANY shops and restaurants have made Whistler their home over the years. Nevertheless, there are a select handful of restaurants, lounges, and shops that keep me returning to Whistler again and again!
OK, let's talk Dining.
When it comes to enjoying après ski drinks or a casual lunch, nothing beats the Mallard Lounge at the Fairmont Whistler Hotel! The luxe lodge decor and superb menu has me coming back year after year. I would have to recommend sampling from their list of Alpine Warmers, especially the Milk & Honey (featured in my photos above and made with Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Frangelico, honey almond milk) - the honey used comes straight from their rooftop bees!
For an evening of excellent food and wine, Araxi Restaurant + Bar is my top suggestion. Located in the main square of Whistler Village, Araxi serves to die for farm-to-table dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients from nearby farms. The Assorted Pemberton Beet Salad and Seared Wild Alaskan Scallops are definitely my personal must-haves.
A new favorite to my list is Stonesedge Whistler. Their menu serves up traditional comfort foods while you enjoy the most beautiful chalet-chic decor. The Winter Salad (roasted root vegetables, baby kale, maple pumpkin seeds, goat’s cheese and apple cider vinaigrette), Harvest Bowl (rich & creamy wild mushrooms with butternut squash, balsamic roasted tomatoes and crispy tofu, garnished with sprouts and balsamic reduction), and Bangers & Mash (three grilled Two River's sweet & savory apple & pork sausages, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, braised red cabbage, mustard seed gravy and crispy sage) are three good reasons for anyone to visit.
Another recent find includes Harajuku and Fuji Market. Located side by side, both offer classic Japanese style pub food from sushi to noodles and more. Fuji Market (open 10am - 9pm) offers quick eats and a traditional Japanese market. Harajuku (open after 5pm) offers intimate seating and I'd-like-seconds BBQ Pork Ramen.
Finally, Fifty Two 80 Eatery + Bar is a chic lounge with the perfect ambience for enjoying specialty cocktails and lively conversation. I highly suggest any champagne cocktail! Cheers!
When I'm not skiing or eating... I'm probably sleeping haha. Although I'd like to say I do more than eat my way through Whislter, that probably isn't true. However, I do have to mention a few shops and spas I always make time for: