Feast in the Mountains

For the third year, Feast in the Mountains was held this past weekend at cozy Rebagliati Park in Whistler, alongside rushing Fitzsimmons Creek. Rebagliati Park is located off a walkway between Whistler’s main and upper villages. It’s easy to miss if you’re not looking out for it. This little park was filled with tents and white linen-covered tables for guests to enjoy.

Entrance: wine glasses Feast in the Mountains

Seven local restaurants were paired with several BC wines, beers, and spirits.

Creekbread organic salad
[Creekbread organic salad]

Slow Food brochures
[Join the Slow Food movement!]

A silent auction was included; proceeds will go to help Farm Folk City Folk in their efforts to raise public awareness of a sustainable food system.

Silent auction table
[Silent auction table]

Salt of Life - silent auction
[Silent auction table]

Sloping Hills Farm pork - Aura Restaurant
[Sloping Hills Farm pork from Aura Restaurant]

Whistler Brewing
[Pouring Whiskey Jack Ale from Whistler Brewing]

Both Whistler and Phillips Brewing (Victoria, BC) were at the event, pouring a few selections.

Schramm gin and vodka selection
[Schramm organic gin and vodka selection]

Schramm Vodka sampled an organic potato vodka as well as an organic gin, most of the ingredients sourced from a Pemberton family farm. A total of 12 wineries (including Mendocino, California’s Bonterra Organic Vineyards) poured a wide range of varietals.

La Frenz wines
[La Frenz wines]

Serving Sidecut steaks
[Serving Sidecut steaks]

The crowd gathered around several of the food tents, a popular draw being Sidecut Modern Steak’s oysters. The kushi oysters were finished with both a tuna and steak tartare.

Oyster tuna tartare
[Kushi Oyster tuna tartare]

Daring combination, but a lot of positive reactions, particularly from the steak version, which apparently works well with an oyster. Sidecut is located inside the Four Seasons Whistler.

Feast in the Mountains

Sidecut Modern Steak sauces
[Sidecut Modern Steak sauces and rubs]

Sidecut Modern Steak tent
[Sidecut steaks]

Serving at Sidecut Modern Steak

Lovely weather, great tunes, and a happy crowd made this a fun event to attend. Here’s a look at some of the moments that I captured that afternoon.

Feast in the Mountains

Black garlic from Aura Restaurant
[Black garlic from Aura Restaurant]

Aura salts: Merlot and Vine-ripened tomato
[Aura salts: Merlot and vine-ripened tomato]

Serving up strawberries and cream gelato from La Bocca
[Serving up strawberries and cream gelato from La Bocca]

Cherry and balsamic tarts topped with Blue Claire mousse
[Cherry and balsamic tarts topped with Blue Claire mousse from Elements Urban Tapas]

Steve the wine guy

BSI Biodegradable
[BSI biodegradable products]

[Namaste teas]

Feast in the Mountains cocktails
[Cocktails in the park]

Chicken liver parfait on dried apricot and raisin crostini with Schinkenspeck
[Alta Bistro’s chicken liver parfait on dried apricot and raisin crostini with Schinkenspeck]

Alta Bistro
[Alta Bistro]

More photos from the event can be found here.

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