The long Whistler winter is drawing to a close, and the long sunny days of summer are now just weeks away. While Canada’s popular ski resort might not be the first destination that comes to mind when planning a summer getaway, the months of June,…
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Green Moustache Juice located in Whistler Village is a place that serves juices, smoothies, raw and healthy food. We were spending the weekend in Whistler and a spa day at Scandinave Spa. We didn’t to go in the pools filling stuffed and bloated so we optioned for some healthy salads and fresh juices. This juice bar is cute and is attached to 3 Singing Birds boutique. There are bar seats and a communal table with plenty of wholesome cookbooks to look at. I was really hoping for a Canteen PDX or Prasad experience; unfortunately, Green Moustache fell short and was quite disappointing. I’ll tell you why.
Cold Pressed Juices 12oz for 7.00 and 16oz for 8.50: When I’m paying almost ten bucks for a cold-pressed juice I would like that it wasn’t poured out from a big flask sitting in the fridge. My Green Invigorating juice ran out half-way and they suggested it be topped with beet juice. This was by far the worst ‘juicing’ experience I’ve had. I would argue I make better juice myself at home. When I declined topping my green juice with beet juice, they suggested cucumber juice — all fillers.
- Invigorating: Dr G’s Ultimate Green Juice
- Verve: carrot, apple, beet and ginger
Superfood Salad 10.95: Full of seasonal greens, an abundance of fresh veggies, beets, nuts, seeds, sprouts and carrots. We added hummus +1.35.
Buddha Bowl 10.95: Everything you see above with added rice, quinoa and avocados plus house dressing.
Both items were practically identical. The rice bowl was more filling. I did like the flavors of ingredients and the variety they used.
HOWEVER, after we finished eating our meal, I discovered they STORED THEIR RAW CARROTS, VEGETABLES, AND BANANAS IN THEIR PUBLIC WASHROOM!! NEXT TO THE TOILET AND CLEANING SUPPLIES! When I confronted the staff, they just brushed me aside and said it was not a concern.
I am so disgusted and appalled at the lack of food safety and health codes that are violated here. I will never go back. Ever.
And I wish I took a photo to show you all, but I don’t take my phone in the washroom with me. Nor my food.
The Green Moustache Organic Juice & Live Food Bar
Cuisine: Juice Bar, Raw Food, Vegan, Vegetarian, Smoothie
Mon 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
4340 Lorimer Rd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
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Crepe Montagne Whistler is an authentic French Creperie. Located by IGA in Whistler Village, this cafe is perfect for brunch on the heated patio. Service is friendly. Food can be slow depending on traffic and busyness. The atmosphere is casual and there are always long waits. Crepe Montage specializes in crepes, French toast, egg benedicts and omlettes. But given the name Crepe Montagne, how could you not order some sweet or savory crepes?
The savoury crepes are made with buckwheat. Sweet crepes are made with white flour. The portions are huge and it is quite filling. So it justifies for the price points avg $10-14.
We ordered a few breakfast crepes: Nordique (1 egg, cheese, tomatoes) and Bobsleigh (tomatoes, ham or Canadian back bacon and cheese). French Toast, Pesto Egg Benedict. Fresh pestro sauce with a lot of mushrooms, medium poached egg and hollandaise sauce. Served with hashbrowns and fresh fruits.
French Toast is fluffy and not too greasy. I like the sprinkle of confectioner sugar!
Sometimes there are Crepe Montage Whistler Groupon Deals during the afternoon. So be sure to check back. I highly recommend anyone spending a weekend getaway in Whistler to try this delicious French creperie! It is one of the best brunch restaurant in Whistler.
Crepe Montagne Whistler
Cuisine: French, Dessert, Breakfast
Mon 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tue 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
4368 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
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Whistler is a beautiful place away from home yet closely accessible within the day. A beautiful scenic drive during the summer months thru the North Shores on the Sea-to-Sky Highway. On the way you can stop at Squamish for some delicious Caesar at The Watershed Grill, go for a hike at Shannon Falls, and hit Whistler Village for some shopping and a nice fine dinner at Araxi Restaurant Whistler Village.
Araxi, part of the Top Table Group that brings you West Restaurant, Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe, Blue Water Cafe and Cin Cin. Araxi Restaurant is voted top restaurant in Whistler, made famous by Gordan Ramsay in Hell’s Kitchen with Chef Dave Levey alongside Araxi Executive Chef James Walt.
Araxi celebrates fine dining with locally sourced ingredients from Pemberton Valley farms, fresh seafood, and a classical upscale dining area and bar.
We were here for a romantic day just the two of us celebrating my birthday. Whistler is one of my favorite local staycation. Snowboarding season maybe near an end but you can still see a few die-hard fans transitioning to mountain biking season!
The restaurant itself is one of those that you can get away with a casual attire or be completely decked out. I love the relaxed atmosphere in an elegant fine dining setting. The staff are warm and inviting.
We were presented with warm, rustic bread service: buns served with olive oil and a pudding shaped butter. It is cute to look at and serves its purpose! I prefer ordering more appetizers vs mains. Perhaps I am greedy or I get bored easily. We prefer variety.
Alberta Beef Tenderloin Tartare 19.50: Served with house baked sourdough crostini, the beed is tossed with truffle vinaigrette, capers, shallots and garnished with a quail egg. It is melt-in-your mouth. Who cares if it isn’t Kobe beef. Alberta has some of the best beef in the world. And you can not get real kobe beef in North Amercia anyways.
BC Oysters ‘Five Ways’ 15.50: This was beautifully presented. Raw oysters are served 3 ways…
BC Oysters Chilled with ponzu pearls
BC OystersHalf shell with trout caviar
BC Oysters flash fried with crispy panko and spiced avocado
creme fraiche and trout caviar
Virgin Caesar shooter. By far the most creative and memorable oyster shoot: It is both aesthetically photogenic and delicious
Quebec Foie Gras Parfait 19.50: Served with baked brioche, red wine and paired poached Okanagan pear ruby port and black pepper glaze. The foie gras was smooth, velvety and rich. So rich that the baked brioche was too heavy. Luckily the tart pear was there to balance it off a little. We couldn’t help but to calculate how many calories was in that dish… actually I better not tell you… The kosher salt sprinkled on top was a nice touch!.
Rabbit Terrine 34.50: What’s up, Doc? Looks like Elmer Fudd got the better of Bugs Bunny. The carrot garnishes are actually quite ironic when you think of it. The rabbit lying next to it is meaty, tender and filled with a French styled forcemeat. Olive oil vinaigrette lightens this dish.
For dessert, I wanted what Araxi always show on their website: Raspberry Napoleon. Layers of vanilla sable biscuits, raspberries and lavender cream sinfully stacked.Alas, they no longer offer in the restaurant. You can, of course purchase the recipe cookbook Araxi: Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant and try making it at home.
As an alternative our server enticed us with Lemon Tart and promised it would be the best we’ve ever had. We ordered it along with a scoop of white peach sorbet.
Lemon Tart 11.50: With candied lemon zest and limoncello syrup. Light and Tart. I still wanted my Raspberry Napoleon… but the white peach sorbet is a rare find and was quite refreshing!
Araxi is one of those places fit for any occasion. If you are looking for the perfect date night restaurant in Whistler, than I would suggest you book Araxi in advance. This place was classy and elegant.
Araxi Restaurant + Bar | Whistler Fine Dining
Cuisine: Canadian, Seafood, Steakhouses, Pacific Northwest
Mon 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
4222 Village Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
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