Cornucopia: A Festival for all Budgets

In case you haven’t heard about or have not yet attended Cornucopia in Whistler over a past November, here is a press release by the Festival for you about various events they offer.  The weekend tastings and seminars are very good.  Enjoy.

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Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

Whistler, B.C. – Whether a savvy-shopper or a high-roller, Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial is teeming with a selection of events.

“Everyone’s welcome” is the theme behind the programming at Cornucopia taking place November 7-17, 2019. From cooking demonstrations to drink seminars, winery dinners to Signature Tastings and late-night celebrations – this year’s festival will leave patrons counting down the days until next year.

Festival guests can also customize a Cornucopia experience complete with accommodation and choice of Signature Tasting events such as Cellar Door, flagship Crush Grand Tasting or Poured Grand Tasting starting from $95 per person, per night.

With a range of drink seminars from wine to cocktails or beer on offer, guests can build a full itinerary for Cornucopia also referred to as the “unofficial, official kick-off to winter”. With over 100 events covering 11 days there is no shortage to maximize every minute. Learn a trick or two around the kitchen with local and visiting chefs –at the Culinary Stage Series demonstrations. For the luxury-seekers, the Chef’s Table Luncheon’s held in lavish, private Whistler chalets are intimate multi-course meals feature visiting chefs showcasing their cooking talent. Each meal is paired with feature wines from around the world – making these luncheons a splurge-worthy event.

Festival dinner events from winemakers to brewers round out each evening throughout Cornucopia. From the new Raven’s Room – Fall Feast & Craft Cocktail paired dinner,  the indulgent trip to Italy with Quattro Whistler’s wine dinner featuring Rocca delle MacieBrew ‘n’ Bites dinner with Black’s Pub and Whistler Brewing, Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Indigenous World Wine dinner, “roaming” food station-style event Savour at the Westin and many more from Whistler’s renowned restaurants. These tickets are hot with some already sold out – be sure to book soon.

Whatever your budgets may be, the countdown is on to get your tickets to Whistler’s premier fall festival Cornucopia celebration of food + drink.

For detailed schedule information visit www.whistlercornucopia.com.

Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial is Whistler’s food + drink celebration celebrating its 23rd year. The festival’s eleven days of gourmet food, wines, spirits and craft beer include an exciting line up of talent, including mixologists, sommeliers, and renowned chefs in the food and drink industry. Attracting more than 7,700 people to the resort – and catering to everyone from amateur enthusiasts to aficionados – the diverse program offers educational seminars, wine tasting, elaborate dinners, late-night events and the health and wellness series Nourish. Held on the cusp of the ski season opening in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia; Cornucopia was designed to showcase and support the local food and drink industry. Cornucopia has become recognized as a preeminent representation of the culinary tourism industry in Canada.

Whistler is Canada’s premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

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