A few steps away from the crowded village centre, you find a well hidden Whistler gem: alta bistro is a beautiful place, cozy and welcoming with delicious dishes.
Waiters are fast and smiling, effective and with a good knowledge of the menu, suggesting alternative options that will certainly match your taste and expectations too.
For a starter, took the elk tartar and foie gras parfait. Great choice, if you like the thickness of foie gras. Served with nicely baked crackers, it was fantastic. Need to be shared though, too much for a single person starter. Keep in mind that you will need a dry wine to calm the "gras" overload!
Being in a bistro, the choice for the main course was already made in advance: cassoulet!
Alta bistro cassoulet has something that makes it unique: it combines the french tradition to the modern north american healthy selection of ingredients, in particular fried kale, apple and spinach. The result is amazing, as the slowly cooked beans, the pork belly and the spanish chorizo gently fuse with the above.
Wine wise, the list is interested, and I strongly suggest you opt for a local wine. I selected Pinot Gris, Haywire, 2014, Okanagan Valley, BC and I was right!!!
Unfortunately, no space left for dessert, but they do have interesting plates.
Overall, nice place, great frenchy food, excellent staff.
What to improve: well, the entrance is not really welcoming, you pass along the kitchen, in a narrow corridor with all the smells. Not really nice.
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