Sommelier, Hys Restaurant
Photos and questions by Maureen Provençal
PQ: Whats your wine philosophy?
CS: All wines are great. You have to know them and appreciate them for what they are.
PQ: One wine you cant live without?
PQ: What drink should people be more open to trying?
CS: All girls should drink scotch its sexy!
PQ: Weirdest thing youve ever eaten?
CS: Sautéed cockroaches with salt & vinegar. They taste like chips.
PQ: Most memorable meal youve ever eaten?
CS: Having lunch with Robert Mondavi at his winery in Napa.
PQ: Exact moment you decided to become involved with wines?
CS: Its a passion that came from my love of travelling, history and culture. What better way to know the people of the country than by their wine history?
PQ: Whats your solution for a last-minute meal?
CS: Im too organized to have a last-minute meal.
PQ: Best trend in food/restaurants?
CS: Going back to local organic produce.
PQ: Greatest professional moment?
CS: Having Robert Mondavi kiss my cheeks.
PQ: Where would you go to eat if you could go anywhere in the world?
CS: Les Trois Gros in Lyon or the French Laundry.
PQ: Where would you go for your last meal in Whistler?
CS: I would come to Hys and have a Gorgonzola fillet with a great bottle of Australian wine.
PQ: What brought you to Whistler?
CS: I moved here to learn English.
PQ: Personal hero.
CS: Terry Fox.