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Quick bites with

Elise Andrews, Trattoria di Umberto

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PQ: What’s your food/wine philosophy?

EA: Wine is finest when accompanied by a great meal and good company.

PQ: One food you can’t live without?

EA: Bananas and black olives, but not together.

PQ: Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

EA: Rabbit heart.

PQ: Where would you go to eat if you could go anywhere?

EA: Umberto’s Villa in Tuscany.

PQ: Most memorable meal?

EA: Home cooked Tagine in Morroco, we added our macaroni and the locals loved it.

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

EA: The Trat, of course....

PQ: Greatest professional moment?

EA: Every night, serving happy people at the Trat and knowing they love their dinner.

PQ: Best trend in food/restaurants?

EA: The open kitchen concept, great for entertainment and learning.

PQ: Worst trend?

EA: The open kitchen concept, being within arms reach of the Chef.

PQ: Personal hero?

EA: Annie Leibovitz and Terry Fox.

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