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Quick bites with Antonio Corsi

Owner, Quattro at Whistler

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Photo and questions by Maureen Proven�al

PQ: WhatÕs your food/wine philosophy in 25 words or less?

AC: Eat a different kind of pasta every day with simple grilled fish. Have two glasses of wine each day. Then you have the vibration of life.

PQ: One food you canÕt live without?

AC: Pasta.

PQ: One ingredient you canÕt live without?

AC: Garlic.

PQ: What food/drink should people be more open to trying?

AC: CalfÕs brain once a year.

PQ: Weirdest thing youÕve ever eaten?

AC: Blood sausage.

PQ: Most memorable meal youÕve ever eaten?

AC: At my sisterÕs hotel on the seaside of Rome under the pergola. We had a six hour lunch. It was the month of July. She is by far the best cook I know.

PQ: Exact moment you decided to become a chef?

AC: I was very young. My mother had six children and I was the pickiest eater. I felt sorry for my mother because she always had to cook something different for me. So I learned how to cook so my mother wouldnÕt have to do this for me any longer. I was about 13.

PQ: Best trend in food/restaurants?

AC: The passion is back in the kitchen.

PQ: Worst trend in food/restaurants?

AC: Atkins diet

PQ: Greatest professional moment?

AC: When I opened QUATTRO on FOURTH in Vancouver.

PQ: Where would you go to eat, if you could go anywhere in the world?

AC: On a terrace looking over Positano on the Amalfi Coast.

PQ: Where would you go for your last meal in Whistler?

AC: I would have KikeÕs tripe at Kypriaki.

PQ: What brought you to Whistler?

AC: Clients: regulars at QUATTROÕs on FOURTH kept asking me to open a restaurant in Whistler and their wish was granted.

PQ: Personal hero?

AC: Carnacina and the young cooks that take the business of becoming chefs seriously.

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