BBQ Championships in Creekside

Come celebrate the culinary scene at Whistler Blackcomb this August long weekend. From August 2 to 4, Whistler will play host to the first Winemaker’s Dinner of the season, the Mountain Top BBQ Series on Whistler Mountain, the Araxi Longtable at Lost Lake, and at the centre of it all, the Bull’s-Eye Canadian National BBQ Championships.

This will be the 12th year in a row for the Bull’s-Eye Canadian National BBQ Championships at Dusty’s Bar & BBQ in Whistler Creekside. Grill masters from across North America will gather in Whistler to compete for the honour of “Canadian Grand Champion,” $7,000 in cash and prizes, as well as a spot in at the World BBQ Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada.

BBQ guest. Photo by Rich Glass
[BBQ enjoyment; photo by Rich Glass]
In addition to the fiery competition and non-stop live music BBQ aficionados have come to expect over the years, Whistler Blackcomb is introducing a number of new events to the 2013 Bull’s Eye Canadian National BBQ Championships schedule to spice things up even more.
Friday, August 2
Whole Lotta Ribs ft. Whole Lotta Led. This new event includes an all-you-can-eat ribs dinner at Dusty’s Bar & BBQ, plus a special acoustic set by Whistler’s own Led Zeppelin Tribute Band, Whole Lotta Led. Advance tickets are available for $20 at Dusty’s while quantities last, and ticket holders will also get free cover into the Whole Lotta Led night show beginning at 9 pm.
Saturday, August 3
Food samples by donation, live music beginning at noon, BBQ competition, including the 12th Annual Backyard Burger Championship. The evening finishes off with the new Bottomless BBQ Buffet at Dusty’s Bar & BBQ, featuring suckling pig, BBQ chicken, and all the fixin’s, followed by a free live show from FOMO at 9 pm. Advance tickets are available for $30 at Dusty’s while quantities last.
Sunday, August 4
Final day of competition starts bright and early with the new $1 (per) Pancake Breakfast at Dusty’s Bar & BBQ. The event will run from 8 to 10 am with all proceeds benefitting the Rotary Club of Whistler. The BBQ Competition will start at 11 am, with judging in the Pork Butt, Ravenswood Pork & Cork, Beef Brisket, Chicken, and Ribs categories. The entire weekend will come to a close with free shows from both The Hairfarmers and The Matinee beginning at 6 pm.
More information about the Bull’s-Eye Canadian National BBQ Championships, including the full schedule of events can be found here.
Whistler Blackcomb Winemaker’s Dinner With Ravenswood Winery
Date: August 2
Venue: Steeps Grill & Wine Bar in the Roundhouse Lodge
Whistler Blackcomb will host its first Winemaker’s Dinner of the summer on August 2. Featuring Ravenswood Winery, the Winemaker’s Dinner will consist of a five-course meal at 6,000 ft., prepared by Whistler Blackcomb’s Executive Chef. With a focus on sustainability and local products, each course will be paired a select Ravenswood wine. Tickets are $85 CAD plus tax and can be purchased at Guest Relations or by phoning 1.800.766.7449. Visit the webpage for more information.

Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Top BBQ Series
Date: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September
Venue: Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain
The Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Top BBQ Series features sizzling barbecues and live entertainment every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening all summer long at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain. Guests can ride up the Whistler Village Gondola and enjoy a complete mouth-watering BBQ dinner with stunning views at 6,000 ft. The Mountain Top BBQ Series includes Whole Hog Fridays, Slow Roasted Prime Rib BBQ on Saturdays, and Pacific Seafood Grill Sundays. For full menus and to reservations, visit the Mountain Top BBQ Series webpage.

Araxi Longtable dinner
Araxi Longtable Dinner
Date: August 3, 3 pm cocktail reception
Venue: Lost Lake, Whistler Village
Tickets: $175 per person (includes reception, wine, four-course menu, tax and gratuity)
Each summer, Araxi Head Chef James Walt and his team deliver a truly unforgettable series of outdoor dining experiences, the Araxi Longtable

Araxi Long table photo by Toshi Kawano
[Araxi Long table setting; photo by Toshi Kawano]

These informal but elegantly served dinners allow guests to dine al fresco, meet our local suppliers, and enjoy exclusive wine tastings and pairings orchestrated by Araxi’s acclaimed Wine Director, Samantha Rahn. Araxi’s August 3 dinner will feature wines from Quails Gate Winery and spirits by Pemberton Distillery.

Deals and Packages
This year’s Bull’s-Eye Canadian National BBQ Championships special room rate starts at $135 per night, valid July 31 to August 6. Visit Whistler Blackcomb online, or phone 1.888.403.4727.

1 Comment

  • Comment by Jane — October 6, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

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