Experience farm to table at its freshest with Chef Paul Moran’s seasonal eats
Ingredient-driven, vegetable-forward recipes feature on the new summer menus at Aura Restaurant, located at Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler’s only lakeside boutique lodge. Dine à la carte from Aura’s fresh new seasonal menu or let Executive Chef Paul Moran take you on a culinary adventure with two new prix fix menus, the vegetarian menu for $55 per person and the Chef’s menu for $69 per person.
Chef Moran’s new seasonal dishes at Aura showcase local produce from Pemberton Valley and foraged wild greens from the lush forests surrounding Nita Lake. Try mouthwatering dishes such as yellow fin tuna tostada with chipotle, avocado and crispy leeks, or roasted halibut with toasted almond emulsion, English peas and rhubarb.
Herbivores will love the new vegetarian menu priced at $55 per person. One of the only restaurants in Whistler to offer a vegetarian Chef’s menu, Aura will feature dishes like warm kale & chia salad with Santa Barbara cherry tomato dressing; warm B.C. green asparagus with alpindon cheese and smoked bread with wild herbs; ricotta & herb ravioli with smoked corn puree and baby leek; and fried cauliflower with chickpea puree, red chili dressing and greens.
“The focus this summer is to provide an environmentally-inspired dining experience by serving local and foraged products lakeside,” says Chef Moran. “Aura sources ingredients daily from local farms, foragers, fisheries and Nita Lake Lodge’s very own rooftop garden.” The new Chef’s menu showcases these fresh seasonal ingredients, priced at $69 per person.
For a leisurely lunch overlooking the sparkling Nita Lake, head to the patio at Cure Lounge, one of Whistler’s only lakeside lunch locations. Taste fresh summer dishes like the Nita Lake salad with Squamish greens, raw shaved vegetables and sherry dressing, or lightly marinated raw spring salmon with crème fraiche and crispy potatoes. Choose from Cure’s carefully curated selection of fine wines, craft beers and spirits from local distilleries and say cheers to summer sun and lakeside fun. Happy Hour has come to British Columbia and Cure Lounge is toasting to the new rules with $13 sangria pitchers, $4.50 pints (16oz), $3 sleeves (12oz) of Deep Cove Lager from 3:00 to 5:00pm daily.
If patio season has you craving some barbeque food, you’ll love Fix Cafe’s Summer BBQ Series every Friday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the Fix patio. For $10 per person, guests enjoy a weekly meat or vegetarian BBQ feature, salad and condiments. Drink features include white wine spritzers for $5 and bottled Corona beer for $6. For reservations at Aura Restaurant call 1-888-755-6482 or visit www.nitalakelodge.com. Cure Lounge and the Fix Café’s BBQ Series are first come first serve.
About Nita Lake Lodge
Nestled on the shores of a glacier-fed lake in Whistler BC, the Nita Lake Lodge offers genuine service with a personal touch. Oversized suites, a full-service spa, and innovative local cuisine is just the beginning. Discover why the Nita Lake Lodge is impossible to imitate. A 5-minute shuttle ride from the heart of Whistler, the Nita Lake lodge is located 500 meters from the base of Whistler Mountain and the Creekside gondola. Named in the Top 25 Hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor, Nita proudly re-defines upscale mountain comfort all year long. For reservations or more information about Nita Lake Lodge, visit www.nitalakelodge.com or call 1-888-755-6482.