Celebrating it’s 12th year of food and wine, Whistler’s Cornucopia once again provided a weekend to remember. Featuring gala wine tastings, winemakers’ dinners and after parties that continued well into the wee hours – this celebration of all things indulgent is well worth the price of admission. Several North Shore faces were spotted sipping famous label wines and dipping into plates created by some of the world’s top chefs. The only hard part, is keeping up the pace for four days straight. Cheers.
|Restaurateur Rob Ward, of West Vancouver’s Saltaire fame, and his gang threw open the doors to the new Players’ Chophouse restaurant in Creekside with one of the first parties of Cornucopia 2008.|
|Whistler’s newest and swankiest boutique hotel, Nita Lake Lodge, introduces Executive Chef Julian Owen-Mold whose cooking is Michelin Star quality. PR Gal Sonya Hwang takes care of all the details.|
|Celebrating at the Ric’s Grill Casino Royal party, West Van twins Michael, left, and David Stanger were seeing double thanks to beautiful showgirl Cynthis de Vos.|
|TV personality Terry David Mulligan, left, made the trip up to see the ultra fabulous home of Lumiere restaurant owner David Sidoo as he and wife Manjy played host to celebs and VIPs at an exclusive Cornucopia party.|
|Famed New York chef Daniel Boulud, left, seen here with the Outlook’s own food and wine columnist Bruce Stephens, charmed guests at the Sidoo’s private Cornucopia party.|
|Beautiful Sherry Doman, left, enjoys Cornucopia alongside fashion trend-setters Franco and Rachel Kapsalis of Quorum and Vetrina fame.|
As first published in print in the North Shore Outlook newspaper on November 13, 2008