BY: S. Threndyle
Next to high-speed lifts, the most significant improvement at mountain resorts has come in the way of food services.
Mind you, the bar was pretty low back in the ‘70s, when tough, hockey puck burgers and lukewarm beef chilli (that tasted suspiciously like something you’d eat from a can) ruled the menu.
Whistler became a veritable den of culinary drama last year with the arrival of Vij’s curries at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler and the Wizard Grill at the base of Blackcomb. Chef Vikram Vij is best known for his award-winning Indian restaurants in Vancouver – Vij’s, Rangoli, and My Shanti. The charismatic Vij made several sampling appearances at the Roundhouse Lodge this winter, where guests had the opportunity to meet the man in person and sample his Indo-Canadian fusion fare. He also made a star appearance at the Winemaker après event at Steeps Grill and Wine Bar, where he wowed the crowd with his trademark curried lamb popsicles.