Six Ways to Fall in Love With Cornucopia

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The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel & Resort reveals a mouthwatering lineup for fall’s food and wine festival in Whistler, BC.

Cornucopia food and wine festival at Fairmont Whistler
An evening of fine food and wine with Canadian wine pioneer Harry McWatters, Friday.

Snuggled in between fall harvest and Whistler ski season is Cornucopia: Whistler, British Columbia annual food and wine extravaganza. This year’s event has expanded to a delicious 11 days and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler has six reasons to Fall in Love with the festival.

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1. An evening of fine food and wine with Canadian wine pioneer Harry McWatters
Friday, November 8 - 6:30 p.m. Reception 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Harry McWatters is the founder of Sumac Ridge and See Ya Later Ranch as well as the founding chair of BC Wine Institute and VQA Canada. Take a journey with Harry through the history of Canadian wine making and sample wines from his personal collection, and new Okanagan winery TIME. The evening begins with wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by an approachable, yet elegant five-course dinner in The Fairmont’s Grill Room, learn more at Tickets $180.00

2. Dinner with internationally acclaimed winemaker Bob Bertheau of Chateau Ste. Michelle
Saturday, November 9 - 6:30 p.m. Reception 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Chateau Ste. Michelle is Washington State’s oldest and most acclaimed winery. Enjoy a five course meal featuring regionally inspired dishes from The Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s creative culinary team paired with wines selected by Bob Bertheau. Learn more about The Fairmont Chateau Whistler culinary team at Tickets: $195.00

3. Little Fish, Big Flavor - cooking with sustainable seafood
Saturday, November 9 - 1:30 p.m.
National Geographic Fellow, author and professional chef, Barton Seaver, joins The Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s culinary team for a sustainable seafood demonstration featuring sardines, anchovies and herring. As an executive chef, Seaver opened seven restaurants in the United States and gained critical acclaim for his environmentally friendly menus. He was named Esquire magazine’s Chef of the Year for 2009 and has published two books: For Cod & Country in 2011, and Where There’s Smoke in 2013. Tickets $46.00

4. marTEAni Party
Saturday, November 9 - 3:00 p.m.
Pinkies up! Get the party hats and fascinators ready for Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s annual marTEAni Party. Enjoy live music and Fairmont Tea infused martinis at this not to be missed Cornucopia event. Spend an afternoon indulging in a delightful assortment of freshly baked scones with hotel-made jams, petit fours and finger sandwiches while donning the best afternoon tea attire. It is an event to see and at which to be seen! Prizes awarded to the most creative head attire. Tickets $46.00

5. Bubbles & Brunch
Sunday, November 10 - 11:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. seating times
Indulge in a Sunday brunch in Whistler like no other. Start off with a glass of bubbles before diving into King crab legs, freshly carved AAA Prime rib, Belgium waffles and decadent French toast. For those looking for something on the lighter side, enjoy a selection of fresh salads, seafood, local British Columbia cheeses and made-to-order omelets. Top off the perfect meal with a selection of pastries, petit fours, and mini-desserts. Live music. Tickets $75.00

6. Guilt-Free Holiday Entertaining - Interactive cooking demonstration & festive feast
Sunday, November 17 - 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. interactive instruction, 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. luncheon
Home entertainers, this epicurean journey is ideal! Does the waistline expand and pocket-book retract with the holidays? Is the joy lost for home entertaining because it feels too stressful? Join The Fairmont Chateau Whistler culinary team for a merry meal makeover as they highlight tricks of the trade designed to help manage costs, while reducing stress levels, and increasing health benefits. A mouthwatering family-style feast will follow with wine pairing tips from The Fairmont Chateau Whistler hotel’s sommelier. Tickets $109.00

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About the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, discover a chateau-style hotel with luxurious rooms, a wide array of dining options, ski-in/ski-out mountain access and a full-service spa. Opened in 1989 with 550 guestrooms and 32,000 square feet of meeting space, this mountain resort is the ideal location for a leisure stay as well as meetings and incentive programs. For more information on luxury Whistler getaways and special offers, please call The Fairmont Chateau Whistler at 1-800-606-8244 or visit online at

About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of more than 60 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York, and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The luxury brand's distinctive hotels offer a sense of heritage and sophistication, warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also recognized internationally for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residences club, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit

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