Oktoberfest meets Gatsby at Nita Lake Lodge for Cornucopia’s opening weekend 

Oktoberfest meets Gatsby at Nita Lake Lodge for Cornucopia’s opening weekend 

 

Delight in lakeside luxury during Whistler’s world-class food & drink festival November 11-13, 2016

Marking its 20th anniversary, Whistler’s Cornucopia returns with two weeks of food and drink themed events, seminars and dinners taking place November 9-20, 2016.

Nita Lake Lodge is the place to be for opening weekend with a trio of Sip & Savour dinners and two lively events planned to kick-start the festivities. Stay surrounded by lakeside luxury, a perfect base to explore the Festival’s events and seminars in the nearby village, before retiring to your spacious suite to prepare to dine and dance the night away.

On Friday November 11, Nita Lake Lodge hosts an evening of festivities in collaboration with McClelland Premium Imports (MPI), Canada’s rare European beer importer. The Beer Dinner is a four-course fete that pairs each dish with a rare, European beer from the MPI collection (6:30 pm-late, $59 plus tax for individual tickets). Tickets to the dinner will also include entry to the Nita Beer Fest, a traditional Oktoberfest party featuring classic Bavarian music, beer served in traditional ‘mass’, and a themed bar menu available in Cure Lounge (8:00pm-late, $29 plus tax for individual tickets). Lederhosen encouraged.

Whisky takes centre stage on Saturday November 12 with a five-course paired Whisky dinner created by Chef Dean Hossack and paired with the finest Scottish and Irish malts from Diageo Spirits, all set in Nita’s magical lakeside Aura Restaurant (6:30pm-late, $99 per individual ticket). Afterwards brush up on your Charleston and don your best flapper dress for Cure lounge’s 1920’s themed “Party like a Gatsby”. Savour Prohibition-style cocktails and delicious canapés before dancing the night away to the speak-easy band (8pm-late, $29 plus tax for individual tickets).

Aura Restaurant’s final Sip & Savour dinner will be a unique Nose-to-Tail four-course menu prepared by Chef Dean Hossack showcasing local produce and featuring an organically raised pig from Rootdown Organic Farm, paired with wines from BC’s Laughing Stock Winery ($125 plus tax).

About Nita Lake Lodge 

Nestled on the shores of a glacier-fed lake in Whistler BC, Nita Lake Lodge offers genuine service with a personal touch. Oversized suites, a full-service spa, and innovative local cuisine are just the beginning. Discover why Nita Lake Lodge is impossible to imitate. A 5-minute shuttle ride from the heart of Whistler, Nita Lake lodge is located 500 meters from the base of Whistler Mountain and the Creekside gondola. Named #1 resort in Canada and #22 resort in the world in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2015 Readers Choice Awards, and Top 25 Hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor, Nita Lake Lodge proudly redefines 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.

Cornucopia, Whistler’s 11-day festival of food and drink, takes place between November 10-20 2016. This year Cornucopia is celebrating its 20 year anniversary by bringing together the wild and refined while putting the art of eating and drinking centre stage. For more information visit www.whistlercornucopia.com.

To book these packages please call 1-888-755-6482 or visit www.nitalakelodge.com.

 

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