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Are You a Foodie? Welcome to Whistler Cornucopia 2019

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As the hustle and bustle of summer adventures come to an end, there’s something pretty wonderful about the quieter season. It’s almost time to put away the bike for the season and start prepping the winter gear. 

Until then, Check out these fall activities to keep you occupied until the snow hits the mountain. The fall brings the fresh crisp air and a good break from the peak season crowds. Plus, we get to enjoy the local fall deals! 

Beyond the great fall savings, what else does Whistler look forward to every autumn?

A celebration you won’t want to miss out on is Cornucopia Whistler 2019. This annual festival takes place in November bringing everyone together to celebrate food and drink creations from our local communities and beyond. 

There are 11 days of Cornucopia Whistler events to immerse yourself in and there’s a little something for everybody. Whether you are wanting to attend for the parties, masterclasses, the brunches or luncheons – you will walk away appreciating the bounty of deliciousness this festival has to offer.

What is Cornucopia Whistler All About?

Cornucopia Whistler 2019 is an 11-day celebration starting on Thursday, November 7th to Sunday, November 17th. The festival is a spectacular celebration of tastes from the Pacific Northwest. It originates from the idea to blend wild traditional elements with the refined. 

Enjoy all the tasty temptations alongside friends and family. There will be over 90 food and drink events to choose from during this special week from wine tastings, interactive seminars, cocktail creations, chef lunches and so much more!  

Let’s dig in! What are the big Cornucopia Whistler events you don’t want to miss?

Local Tip: All Cornucopia Whistler events have a dress code of “Whistler Casual.” This means whatever you feel most comfortable in whether that’s having a toque on your head or in your party heels, you do what makes you feel comfortable and ready to have a good time. 

2019 Cornucopia Schedule of Events

There’s a vast array of activities to fill up your schedule during Cornucopia Whistler 2019, visit the official website for full details on the events and ticket purchasing. 

To provide you with the Coles Notes version, let’s get into the Signature Tasting events that happen once per day. These are the go-to, must-do’s and are the largest events from the Cornucopia week.  

November 7th: House Party: Best of B.C

  • Location: Whistler Conference Centre 
  • Time: 6pm-9pm 
  • Price: $52.00

This event kicks off the Cornucopia festival with an epic House Party. Sample the variety of wines, breweries, and distilleries from our very own backyard. This event is provided by Sidecut Modern Steak & Bar with a delicious barbeque. This is a self serve style barbeque with drink sampling booths throughout the room.

November 8th: Cellar Door Grand Tasting 

Whistler Cornucopia 2019

What better way to get into the festivities? Cornucopia 2019

  • Location: Whistler Conference Centre
  • Time: 8pm-11pm
  • Price: $120.00

If you are a fanatic for fine wines this is the event for you! Cellar door hosts the winemakers of the finest wines and champagnes for you to sip and savour. There is a range of white, red and sparkling wines. There is also some food tasting from the sea to sky vendors to balance out all the wine tasting. 

November 9th: Crush Grand Tasting

  • Location: Whistler Conference Centre
  • Time: 8:30pm-11pm
  • Price: $91.00

This is one of the major events of the Cornucopia festival showcasing the wineries from BC and beyond along with various bites from the Sea to Sky restaurants. It is a fantastic event for mingling and socializing. It always has an enjoyable atmosphere.

November 10th: With a Twist Silent Disco

  • Location: Whistler Conference Centre
  • Time: 7:30pm-10:30pm
  • Price: $35.00

This event is exactly how it sounds including local DJs and mixologists. When you arrive you will receive a pair of headphones, a glass, and your drink tokens. Tune in with your favourite DJ and work your way through the different cocktail creations the mixologists have made from Whistler’s top restaurants and bars. Music and drinks will bound to get you on the dance floor! 

November 14th: Sashay Fillet! Whistler

  • Location: Whistler Conference Centre
  • Time: 8pm-11pm
  • Price: $85.00

Cornucopia Whistler 2019 introducing a new event to this November’s line up. Culinary and drag will intermingle into one! This special night is full of great food and outstanding performances. This event is presented by Eat North. Eat North is an online platform that tells stories of the Canadian Food Scene and the people behind that food scene. They get to the point of why food matters to a diverse culture of Canadians. 

November 15th: Night Market: Taste of the World 

  • Location: Whistler Conference Centre
  • Time: 8pm-10:30pm
  • Price: $49.00

This event celebrates the global flavours of the night market. You will receive a passport upon entry to allow you to travel around exploring the flavours. Presented by 12 signature creations by sea to sky restaurants and vendors. 

November 16th: Poured Grand Tasting

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A last big event to dig into at Whistler Cornucopia 2019

  • Location: Whistler Conference Centre
  • Time: 7pm-10pm
  • Price: $48.00

This event includes all the drinks to sip away at. Everything from gin, vodka, scotch, beer, and wine. Pace yourself through this event as it’s easy to get carried away! A must-do social event of the week. During the offseason, this is the perfect type of event for your corporate office activities. This event has several sampling stations that fill up the room.

 

Nourish Yourself With These Health and Wellness Events

Cornucopia brings you the nourish series, events you do not want to miss out on to keep you in tip-top shape. These instructional tasting workshops discuss the importance of local and healthy ingredients to create meaningful meals for your physical wellbeing. Learn about the stories of these talented chefs and where their inspiration emerges from

 

1.The Nomad Cook Presents- Introduction to Terpene Brunch

 

Date: Saturday November 9th, 2019

Time: 10:00am-11:30am

Price: $40.00

This event features Chef Travis Petersen who will prepare a 3-course brunch. Terpenes are known to have therapeutic effects and bring beautiful flavours to the plate. Building the nomad cook brand Chef Travis travels coast to coast hosting pop up dinners.

 

2. Wolfgang Sterr

 

Date: Sunday November 10th, 2019

Time: 10:00am-11:30am

Price: $34.00 

Wolfgang Sterr is Whistler Blackcomb’s Executive Chef who leads the food and beverage division. Through his Whistler history and original season out in 1991, he fell in love with the region being quick to develop his skills in the culinary art. He believes in sustainability and local products. 

 

3. Fun Fuelling for the Wellness and Strength

 

Date: Saturday November 16th, 2019

Time: 10:00am-11:30am

Price: $34.00

Join Olympian Britt Janyk Tilston and Wellness Specialist Astrid Cameron Kent for a brunch. Explore using organic whole food concentrates with over 45 fruits and vegetables to add to the brunch. Enjoy the plant-based protein smoothies packed with all the nutrition.

Cornucopia Accommodation Options & Packages

Start off your magical holiday with accommodation (Four Seasons Whistler)

Are you worried about costs? accommodation? transportation?  

Cornucopia Whistler offers phenomenal package deals so that you can enjoy your chosen events from the week at the most cost-effective price. There are four package deals which include your ticket to an event, transportation to and from, plus the best deals for accommodation. Click here for more details

The transport is an excellent addition as that way you don’t need to worry about getting home and enjoy the time. Many of Whistler’s best hotels have partnered with Cornucopia to offer accommodation deals so there are various options for you to choose from. These include the Four Seasons, Fairmont, the Westin, and the Aava.

What are the Package Options? 

  • Cellar Door Package (Friday, November 8th, 2019) starting at $102/person
  • Crush Package (Saturday, November 9th, 2019) starting at $102/person
  • Crush and Cellar Door Package (November 8th & 9th) starting at $155/person/night
  • Poured Package (Saturday, November 16th, 2019) @ $95/person/night

What Are You Waiting For? Dig in!

As you can see, this is an exciting festival to bring everyone together to eat, drink and celebrate. Come out to support our local talent in a collaboration of culture, cuisine and culinary art. 

Local Tip: Plan earlier rather than later as these events do sell out, and you will want to make sure you have your accommodation sorted. 

You now have an overview of what the celebration is about, its highlighted events, and the package deals that you should take a gander at. If you have any questions or need further assistance, contact information is available on the Cornucopia website. 

Cornucopia is also a great excuse to go try the best places to grab breakfast in Whistler, incase you need to cure that hangover of the night before. Cornucopia Whistler 2019 is eager for you to attend this celebration in November, and sign up for the Cornucopia Whistler events. 

Can’t wait to see you there! You’ll find us soaking up as much food or drink as we can, and hope you will join us.