On a recent trip up to Whistler, I stopped at Alta Bistro, at the recommendation of Cassandra Anderton aka @goodlifevancouver. I checked their website and saw that they have a Concierge 3 course menu for $19. The food overall is very good in my opinion. The dishes have a French flair to them, but still left me a little hungry at the end of the meal. My 3 courses were:
- Oysters of the Day – 3 local oysters, served with verjus granite (+ $2 for this course)
- Fresh Goats Cheese and Buttermilk Mousse – Squamish honey and toasted nut vinaigrette, house made lavash bread, golden beets
- Pan Seared Yarrow Meadows Duck Breast – Textures of Heirloom carrots, Meyer lemon vinaigrette & lemon balm
I think the oysters that evening were from Stellar Bay. Maybe someone looking at the picture can tell me for sure which variety of oyster I enjoyed. The oysters were plump and had a nice sea brine flavour.
My favourite dish, and the most creative was the fresh goats cheese and buttermilk mousse. Lots of flavours and texture. The mousse had a healthy dose of citrus.
The duck breast was done to perfection. Nicely pink, but I wish there was more than the 4 small cubes.
My glass of wine that I paired with these 3 courses was the Joie Farm, A Noble Blend 2011, a white wine blend of Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Auxerrios, and Schoenberger. Very aromatic and nice round mouthfeel. Lychee, flowers, and citrus flavours. A nice wine, and a nice pairing.
Overall I’d recommend going to Alta Bistro as their food is executed very nicely, but maybe do not go there if you are overly hungry.