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Whistler’s Ultimate Wine & Food Festival: Cornucopia

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Whistler’s Ultimate Wine & Food Festival: Cornucopia

The cornucopia or horn of plenty is a symbol of abundance and nourishment. The large horn-shaped container is commonly filled with fruits and vegetables, nuts and other edibles. In North America, some people offer cornucopia shaped gift baskets during Thanksgiving, or use it as a centerpiece at meals which commemorate the harvest.

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Whsitler Cornucopia

But in Whistler, we like to do things differently. While fresh harvest is a must during the fall, we prefer to stuff our horns with gourmet food and delectable wine! Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial is Whistler’s premier food and drink extravaganza.

From November 7-17, 2013 wine and food lovers will unite, and take part in fascinating seminars, enjoy winery dinners, attend gala tasting events and after parties. This is an event you don’t want to miss, and to be sure you don’t, we’ve handpicked and present to you Whistler Hotels: Cornucopia Must Do’s.

A Little Taste of Conucopia

Nourish: Yoga: From 8AM-9AM every day during the Festival, nourish your body, mind, and soul through focused movement and breath, at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Leave the class feeling revitalized and ready to take on the day.

Don’t Judge a Grape by its Colour: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir: On Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 11AM-12:30PM, presenter Daenna Van Mulligen will dispel your preconceptions about Chardonnay, as “the sweet, boring girl next door” and Pinot as “the moody and misunderstood Ivy Leaguer.

Chefs Table Luncheon 12PM-3PM: Choose one of four luncheons, hosted at private Whistler mansions, and carefully prepared by acclaimed chefs. You could join award winning españa restaurant and Chef Neil Taylor for a 5 course culinary journey into the flavours of Spain. Click here for the Chef’s Table Luncheon schedule.

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere: On Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 4:30PM-6PM join Michelle Bouffard, co-owner of house wine, as she presents this entertaining and informative seminar of international cocktails and wines to help you unwind.

Winery Dinners and After Parties: Whistler restaurants and nightclubs are legendary! During the Cornucopia Festival, selected restaurants and their winery partners offer the opportunity to experience and appreciate their culinary talents on an entirely different level. The party doesn’t stop once the plates are cleared; because Whistler’s Cornucopia is the Festival that lets you keep on dancing with a glass or two in hand.

Spice things up this Thanksgiving season, and celebrate the best in fine wine and good food this November 7-11, 2013. The folks at Whistler Hotels (Whistler Reservations) will be happy to answer any questions and provide accommodation and activity recommendations. Call 1 877 932 2280 today.

 
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Cornucopia Schedule

Thursday, November 7th

Nourish: Meditation Thursday, November 7th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
7am – 8am
Nourish: Yoga Thursday, November 7th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
8am – 9am
Nourish: Healing Arts of First Nations Thursday, November 7th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
11:30am – 12:30pm
Nourish:Fish and Forest from First Nations Thursday, November 7th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
12:30pm – 2pm
Nourish: The Magic of Mushrooms Thursday, November 7th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
2:30pm – 3:30pm
House Party – Best of BC Thursday, November 7th
Whistler Conference Centre
6pm – 9pm
The Mexican Corner Revolution –
A Culinary Addiction
Thursday, November 7th
The Mexican Corner
6:00pm – 7:00pm Wine Seminar
7:00pm – 5-course Dinner

 

Friday, November 8th

Nourish: Meditation Friday, November 8th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
7am – 8am
Nourish: Yoga Friday, November 8th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
8am – 9am
Nourish:Feng Shui: The Art of the Table Friday, November 8th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
11:30am – 12:30pm
Wines of British Columbia -BC VQA Trade Seminar Friday, November 8th
Whistler Conference Centre
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Nourish: Feng Shui: Eating with Colours Lunch Workshop Friday, November 8th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
12:30pm – 2pm
Trade Tasting Friday, November 8th
Whistler Conference Centre
1:00pm – 3:30pm
Nourish: Feng Shui: The Art of the Kitchen Friday, November 8th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Araxi Big Guns Friday, November 8th
Araxi Restaurant + Bar
6pm
Winery Dinner with See Ya Later
Ranch Winemaker Dave Carson
Friday, November 8th
La Bocca
6pm
The Mexican Corner: Made in Mexico
– The Flavours of a Nation
Friday, November 8th
The Mexican Corner
6:00pm to 7:00pm Tequila Seminar
7:00pm 5 Course Dinner
Alta Bistro: Maison Joseph Drouhin Friday, November 8th
Alta Bistro
6:30pm
An evening of fine food and wine with Canadian wine pioneer Harry McWatters Friday, November 8th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Grill Room
6:30pm Reception, 7:00pm Dinner
Winery Dinner: Hy’s Steakhouse Friday, November 8th
Hy’s Steakhouse
7:00pm
CRUSH Gala Grand Tasting Friday, November 8th
Whistler Conference Centre
8:30pm – 11pm
California Gurls Friday, November 8th
The Longhorn Saloon & Grill
9pm

 

Saturday, November 9th

Nourish: Meditation Saturday, November 9th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
7am – 8am
Nourish: Yoga Saturday, November 9th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
8am – 9am
Don’t Judge a Grape by its Colour:Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Saturday, November 9th
Whistler Conference Centre
11am – 12:30pm
South Africa:
Something Old, Something New
Saturday, November 9th
Whistler Conference Centre
11am – 12:30pm
BC’s Past, Present & Future Saturday, November 9th
Whistler Conference Centre
11am – 12:30pm
Nourish: Farmers Panel:Healthy Growing Saturday, November 9th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
11:30am – 12:30pm
Culinary Stage Series:Cibo Trattoria – Piedmont on Autumn Saturday, November 9th
Whistler Conference Centre
12pm – 1:30pm
Chef’s Table Luncheon:Chef Terry Pichor of Sonora Resort Saturday, November 9th
Private Home
12pm – 3pm
Chef’s Table Luncheon:Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek Saturday, November 9th
Private Home
12pm – 3pm
Nourish: Farmers Table Lunch Workshop Saturday, November 9th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
12:30pm – 2pm
“Little Fish, Big Flavour” –A National Geographiccooking presentation Saturday, November 9th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
1:00pm – 3pm
Argentina: More Than Malbec Saturday, November 9th
Whistler Conference Centre
2pm – 3:30pm
Lords of the Dirt:The Fellowship of Oregon Pinot Saturday, November 9th
Whistler Conference Centre
2pm – 3:30pm
Craft Beer for Wine Lovers Saturday, November 9th
Whistler Conference Centre
2pm – 3:30pm
Nourish: The Art of Making Cheese Saturday, November 9th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Culinary Stage Series:All You Need is Cheese Saturday, November 9th
Whistler Conference Centre
2:30pm – 4pm
marTEAni Party Saturday, November 9th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Mallard Lounge
3pm – 5pm
WOW Wines! Saturday, November 9th
Whistler Conference Centre
4:30pm – 6pm
Celebrating 25 Years of Meritage Saturday, November 9th
Whistler Conference Centre
4:30pm – 6pm
It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Saturday, November 9th
Whistler Conference Centre
4:30pm – 6pm
Top 25 Celebratory Reception Saturday, November 9th
Whistler Public Library
5:30pm – 7pm
Winery Dinner: Sidecut Restaurant at
the Four Seasons Resort, Whistler
Saturday, November 9th
Sidecut at the Four Seasons Resort
5:30pm – 7pm
Winery Dinner withinternationally acclaimed winemaker Bob Bertheau of Chateau Ste. Michelle Saturday, November 9th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
6:30pm – reception, 7pm – dinner
The Mexican Corner:
Seafood Mercado – A Journey
Through The Seas of Mexico
Saturday, November 9th
The Mexican Corner
7pm
Alta Bistro: Test Kitchen Saturday Saturday, November 9th
Alta Bistro
7:15pm
CRUSH Gala Grand Tasting Saturday, November 9th
Whistler Conference Centre
8pm – 11pm

 

Sunday, November 10th

Bubble-icious Sunday, November 10th
Whistler Conference Centre
11am – 12:30pm
Nourish: Meditation Sunday, November 10th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
7am – 8am
Nourish: Yoga Sunday, November 10th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
8am – 9am
Wine Summit Sunday, November 10th
Whistler Conference Centre
11am – 12:30pm
Bubbles and Brunch – ADULT Saturday, November 9th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The Wildflower Restaurant
11am Seating
Bubbles and Brunch – CHILD Saturday, November 9th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The Wildflower Restaurant
11am Seating
Bubbles and Brunch – ADULT Saturday, November 9th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The Wildflower Restaurant
11:15am Seating
Bubbles and Brunch – CHILD Saturday, November 9th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The Wildflower Restaurant
11:15am Seating
Bubbles and Brunch – ADULT Saturday, November 9th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The Wildflower Restaurant
11:30am Seating
Bubbles and Brunch – CHILD Saturday, November 9th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The Wildflower Restaurant
11:30am Seating
Nourish:Ayurveda:What is your Dosha? Sunday, November 10th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
11:30am – 12:30pm
Chef’s Table Luncheon:Miku Restaurant Sunday, November 10th
Private Home
12pm – 3pm
Culinary Stage Series:Edible Canada Executive Chef Eric Pateman Sunday, November 10th
Whistler Conference Centre
12pm – 1:30pm
Nourish: Eat for your Dosha Sunday, November 10th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
12:30pm – 2pm
France 101 Sunday, November 10th
Whistler Conference Centre
2pm – 3pm
Real Men Drink Rosé Sunday, November 10th
Whistler Conference Centre
2pm – 3pm
Culinary Stage Series:All You Need is Cheese Sunday, November 9th
Whistler Conference Centre
2:30pm – 4pm
Nourish: Ayurveda: Detox Sunday, November 10th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Dessert + Wine ≠ “Dessert Wine” Sunday, November 10th
Whistler Conference Centre
1:30pm – 3pm
Spain 101 Sunday, November 10th
Whistler Conference Centre
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Portugal 101 Sunday, November 10th
Whistler Conference Centre
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Around the World in 80 Minutes Sunday, November 10th
Whistler Conference Centre
4pm – 5:30pm
Alta Bistro: LFNG Stock Blending SeminarFollowed by Family Style 4 Course Dinner Sunday, November 10th
Alta Bistro
6:00pm
Night Market – Taste of Asia Sunday, November 10th
Whistler Conference Centre
6pm – 9pm
Araxi –
Intimate Wine Dinner –
Misson Hill
Sunday, November 10th
Araxi Restaurant + Bar
6:30pm
The Mexican Corner:
The Streets of Mexico City –
One City, Infinite Flavours
Sunday, November 10th
The Mexican Corner
7:00pm

 

Monday, November 11th

Nourish: Meditation Monday, November 11th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
7am – 8am
Nourish: Yoga Monday, November 11th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
8am – 9am
Nourish:Pediatric Allergies: A parents guide Monday, November 11th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
11:30am – 12:30pm
Nourish:Safe and sumptous Cuisine in an allergic world Monday, November 11th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
12:30am – 2:00pm
Nourish: Adult Allergies: Awareness Monday, November 11th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Araxi –
Intimate Wine Dinner –
Okanagan Crush Pad
Monday, November 11th
Araxi Restaurant + Bar
6:30pm
Alta Bistro: “Roll the Dice” Monday, November 11th
Alta Bistro
7:15pm

 

Tuesday, November 12th

Nourish: Meditation Tuesday, November 12th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
7am – 8am
Nourish: Yoga Tuesday, November 12th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
8am – 9am
WSET Course Level 1 Tuesday, November 12th
Whistler Conference Centre
9:30am – 5:30pm
Whistler Chef’s Challenge Tuesday, November 12th
Whistler Conference Centre
10am – 4pm
Nourish: Gaps: An introduction Tuesday, November 12th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
11:30am – 12:30pm
Nourish: Gaps Cuisine Tuesday, November 12th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Nourish:Gaps: Incorporating the Philosophy Tuesday, November 12th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Araxi –
Intimate Wine Dinner –
Moon Curser
Tuesday, November 12th
Araxi Restaurant + Bar
6:30pm
Alta Bistro: “Roll the Dice” Tuesday, November 12th
Alta Bistro
7:15pm

 

Wednesday, November 13th

Nourish: Meditation Wednesday, November 13th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
7am – 8am
Nourish: Yoga Wednesday, November 13th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
8am – 9am
Whistler Chef’s Challenge Wednesday, November 13th
Whistler Conference Centre
10am – 4pm
Nourish: Raw Food: Why? Wednesday, November 13th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
11:30am – 12:30pm
Wine and Spirit Education Trust
Course Level 2
Wednesday, November 13th
Whistler Conference Centre
9:30am – 5:30pm
Nourish: Cooking Raw Food Wednesday, November 13th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Nourish: Raw Food: The seasons Wednesday, November 13th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Araxi –
Intimate Wine Dinner –
Nk’Mip + Jackson-Triggs
Wednesday, November 13th
Araxi Restaurant + Bar
6:30pm
Alta Bistro: “Roll the Dice” Wednesday, November 13th
Alta Bistro
7:15pm

 

Thursday, November 14th

Nourish: Meditation Thursday, November 14th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
7am – 8am
Nourish: Yoga Thursday, November 14th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
8am – 9am
Wine and Spirit Education Trust
Course Level 2
Thursday, November 14th
Whistler Conference Centre
9:30am – 5:30pm
Nourish: Fermented Foods Thursday, November 14th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
11:30am – 12:30pm
Whistler Chef’s Challenge Thursday, November 14th
Whistler Conference Centre
12pm – 2pm
Nourish: Fermented Cooking Thursday, November 14th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Nourish: Fermented Drinks Thursday, November 14th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Alta Bistro: The Muddle Thursday, November 14th
Alta Bistro
5:00pm
Araxi –
Intimate Wine Dinner –
Burrowing Owl
Thursday, November 14th
Araxi Restaurant + Bar
6:30pm
VINOS Thursday, November 14th
Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm
Location TBD

 

Friday, November 15th

Nourish: Meditation Friday, November 15th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
7am – 8am
Nourish: Yoga Friday, November 15th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
8am – 9am
Wine and Spirit Education Trust
Course Level 2
Friday, November 15th
Whistler Conference Centre
9:30am – 5:30pm
Nourish: Paleo: Qu’est-ce que c’est Friday, November 15th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
11:30am – 12:30pm
Culinary Stage Series:Brunch Dishes with an Earls Twist Friday, November 15th
Whistler Conference Centre
-Culinary Stage
10:00am – 11:30am
Nourish: Paleo Cuisine Friday, November 15th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Nourish: Advanced Paleo Friday, November 15th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Ocean Wise Friday Fish Fry Friday, November 15th
La Bocca
6pm – 10pm
The Mexican Corner:
Flavours from Ancient Civilizations
Friday, November 15th
The Mexican Corner
6pm – 7pm: Tequila Seminar
7pm: 5 course Dinner
Alta Bistro: Slide and Dine Friday, November 15th
Alta Bistro
6:30pm
House Party: Celebrate Argentina Friday, November 15th
Whistler Conference Centre
6pm – 9pm

 

Saturday, November 16th

Nourish: Meditation Saturday, November 16th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
7am – 8am
Nourish: Yoga Saturday, November 16th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
8am – 9am
The Next Big Thing – Wine Trends Saturday, November 16th
Whistler Conference Centre
11am – 12:30pm
Classic Cocktails Saturday, November 16th
Whistler Conference Centre
11am – 12:30pm
Scottish Single Malt Seduction Saturday, November 16th
Whistler Conference Centre
11am – 12:30pm
Nourish: Skin care from the Pantry Saturday, November 16th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
11:30am – 12:30pm
Chef Table Luncheon:Espana Saturday, November 16th
Private Home
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Culinary Stage Series: Elements Saturday, November 16th
Whistler Conference Centre
-Culinary Stage
12:00pm
Nourish: Care from the inside out Saturday, November 16th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Pemberton Distillery:
Guided Distillery Tour& Spirits Tasting
Saturday, November 16th
Pemberton Distillery
12:45pm – 3:45pm
All About Grapes in Cocktails Saturday, November 16th
Whistler Conference Centre
2pm – 3:30pm
Gin: The Cocktail Chameleon Saturday, November 16th
Whistler Conference Centre
2pm – 3:30pm
Whiskey: An American Tale Saturday, November 16th
Whistler Conference Centre
2pm – 3:30pm
Nourish:Spinal Food: Strong Backs Saturday, November 16th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Culinary Stage:
Fiesta Mexicana para Amigos
Saturday, November 16th
Whistler Conference Centre
-Culinary Stage
2:30pm – 4:00pm
Barbariain Pizza Party
– Matching Wine with Pie
Saturday, November 16th
Whistler Conference Centre
4:30pm – 6pm
Absinthe – Risk or Reward? Saturday, November 16th
Whistler Conference Centre
4:30pm – 6pm
Rum: Revolution to Revelation Saturday, November 16th
Whistler Conference Centre
4:30pm – 6pm
Indulge Saturday, November 16th
The Westin Resort & Spa
5:30pm – 12am
Alta Bistro: Altitude Australia Saturday, November 16th
Alta Bistro
6:00pm
Black’s Pub Saturday, November 16th
Black’s Pub
6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Mexican Corner: The 1800s –
When Everything Started
Saturday, November 16th
The Mexican Corner
6:00pm – 7:00pm Wine Seminar
7:00pm – 5 course Dinner
Winery Dinner: Sidecut and Painted Rock Winery Saturday, November 16th
Sidecut at the Four Seasons
7:00pm
Party – TBC Saturday, November 16th
Whistler Conference Centre

 

Sunday, November 17th

Nourish: Meditation Sunday, November 17th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
7am – 8am
Nourish: Yoga Sunday, November 17th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
8am – 9am
The Mexican Corner:
Good Morning Whistler!
– Hasta la Vista Brunch – ADULT
Sunday, November 17th
The Mexican Corner
9:30am
The Mexican Corner:
Good Morning Whistler!
– Hasta la Vista Brunch – CHILD
Sunday, November 17th
The Mexican Corner
9:30am
Culinary Stage:The Simple Art of Home Cheesemaking; making Camembert at home Sunday, November 17th
Whistler Conference Centre
-Culinary Stage
10am – 11:30am
Hair of the Dog Cocktails And Why They Work Sunday, November 17th
Whistler Conference Centre
11am – 12:30pm
The Mexican Corner:
Good Morning Whistler!
– Hasta la Vista Brunch – ADULT
Sunday, November 17th
The Mexican Corner
11:30am
The Mexican Corner:
Good Morning Whistler!
– Hasta la Vista Brunch – CHILD
Sunday, November 17th
The Mexican Corner
11:30am
Nourish: Healing Foods Sunday, November 17th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
11:30am – 12:30pm
Nourish: Fuelling to Detox Sunday, November 17th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Tour de France Blanc Sunday, November 17th
Whistler Conference Centre
1pm – 2pm
Fellowship of the Grain Sunday, November 17th
Whistler Conference Centre
1pm – 2:30pm
Nourish: Anti-aging panel Sunday, November 17th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Tour de France Rouge Sunday, November 17th
Whistler Conference Centre
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Culinary Stage Series:
Cocktails & Comfort Foods –
Mile One Eating House
& Pemberton Distillery
Sunday, November 17th
Whistler Conference Centre –
Culinary Stage
2:30pm – 4:00pm
Bitter Bastards Sunday, November 17th
Whistler Conference Centre
3pm – 4pm
Alta Bistro: The Sausage Party Sunday, November 17th
Alta Bistro
6pm
The Fairmont Chateau:Guilt-Free Holiday Entertaining –Interactive cooking demonstration and festive feast Sunday, November 17th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
9:30am – 12:30pm
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