Easter Goodies, Lunch, and Dinner in Whistler for 2016
Easter long weekend is less than a week away. The village will be hopping with more than ski bums and bunnies as the Easter Bunny himself comes to town. Whether visiting as a couple, with friends, or as a family you won’t have to look any further for where to whet your palate (and sweet tooth) in celebration of the season.
Where to Dine and Get Goodies this Easter Weekend in Whistler Village
Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Bake Sale, and BBQ
Prepare to feast on hoards of goodies this coming Saturday morning between 9 AM and 12 PM (March 26). Myrtle Phillip School once again hosts Whistler’s annual easter egg hunt. Beyond the thousands of chocolate and candied eggs the event also includes hot coffee/cocoa, a bake sale and a scrumptious early spring season BBQ. In addition to the food fare kids are also treated to a slew of activities that include face painting, crafts, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Grown-ups will enjoy a silent auction and raffle draws, making it fun for the entire family. Entry and participation in the easter egg hunt is free for all (the rest requires a small donation or purchase). View the map above for directions from the village.
Create Your Own Easter Grab Bag at the Great Glass Elevator
Satisfy your undying sweet tooth by visiting the Great Glass Elevator Candy Store in the village at 4350 Lorimer Road. To honor the season everyone’s favorite candy shop has brought in a wide variety of easter themed chocolates, hard candy, soft candy, sours, and more. Grab a bag and scoop it full until your heart’s content. Just remember to save room for what comes next!
Easter Lunch, Diner, and Dessert at the Mexican Corner
Meet the Easter Bunny on Easter Sunday at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler at 11:30 AM, snap a few pics, shake a paw, then head on over to The Mexican Corner Restaurant (opens at 12 PM). Easter is a big deal in the Mexican culture, a very big deal, so there is nary a more festive eatery in the village to take in the holiday.
Popular lunch menu items for your midday Easter feast includes Queso Fundido, a tantalizing starter made from aged white cheddar and mozzarella cheese, baked to perfection with spiced chorizo and served with salsa roja and corn tortillas. Your table will also enjoy our famed Chicken Tinga, a tower of nachos born form slow cooked pulled chicken, diced Yukon gold potatoes and chorizo-chipotle sauce. In Mexico, it is not uncommon to spill out of Easter morning mass and hit the street cart vendors for fresh tacos. Honor this Mexican street food tradition with an order of Cochinita 3 Tacos (Mayan-style pulled pork in axiom spice and topped with slaw and pickled red onion) or our Fish 3 Tacos (sauteéd snapper topped w/southwest salad, pico de gallo and drizzled with zarandeado dressing).
When it comes to Easter dinner, return to our restaurant and start your meal with our Veracruz Style Ceviche, with marinated locally-sourced red snapper, citrus, carrot and chile, completed by guacamole, chipotle mayo and jalapeño dressing. For the main course, take a break from traditional Easter ham and have your pork Chile Relleno de Picadillo style. This famous dish combines braised beef with ground pork and simmers it in a richly-spiced onion gravy. The ingredients are stuffed into a freshly roasted poblano pepper and baked with a mix of aged manchego and mozzarella cheese. Chile Relleno de Picadillo is served with rice and refried beans. Conclude your Easter meal with more oh-so-sweet goodies. The Mexican Corner is know to have some of the best deserts in Whistler Village, including our famed Chocoflan, Churros, Kahlua Creme Brûlée, and Easter-colored palette of Housemade Nieves y Hellos. Feel free to stick around and extend your long weekend fun by enjoying our equally colorful beverage menu.
Feliz Pascua to all!