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Best of Whistler 2012: Food and Drink


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Best quick lunch

Ingrid's Village Café missed this category last year by just eight votes and according to owner Nancy MacConnachie, a lunch promotion this year was key to putting Ingrid's into the top spot in 2012.

Ingrid's customers were asked what they wanted to see as the daily sandwich special. From the submissions, a free lunch was given to those whose suggestions were used.

"We got lots of ideas for new daily specials," said MacConnachie of the win-win promotion at Ingrid's.

She and her staff know what they like to eat, but it may not be the same as everyone else, so the decision was made to reach out to the customers for new ideas.

MacConnachie noted that: "We're a quick lunch but we're definitely not fast food. Everything is homemade from scratch."

In second spot this year was Gone Bakery in the village and third goes to Samurai sushi, which has locations at both Nesters and Creekside.

Best appetizers/tapas

 21 Steps  is the new tapas leader, bumping Elements out of the top spot and into the second position.

According to Chef Owen Jones, the garlic chili prawns are amazing and he also recommends the fried goat cheese. The tapas menu also includes tiny bacon wrapped fillets and mixed marinated olives.

This village eatery is located 21 steps above the village in the St. Andrew's House building above the bustle in the heart of the village.

Alta Bistro took third in the category this year.

Best dessert

From this point forward you are going to see the name  Rimrock Café  a lot in this Best of Whistler section. The restaurant on Highway 99 at Creekside picked up a total of five wins this year and Best Dessert was one thanks to its sticky toffee pudding and Crème Brulee. Bob Dawson, one of the restaurant owners, said sticky toffee pudding is very popular at the Rimrock.