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Friday, August 30, 2013

Save the Date: Cornucopia food + drink festival returns with a new, fresh and expanded menu

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - August 30, 2013


Save the Date: Cornucopia food + drink festival returns with a new, fresh and expanded menu

Suggested Tweet:  #Whistler’s favourite fall festival @CornucopiaWine is returning with a fresh, new menu. Create, cook, sip & educate over expanded 11 days.


Whistler, B.C. – While summer sizzles in Whistler, fall is peeking around the corner which means the return of the resort’s culinary highlight. The revamped and extended Cornucopia food + drink festival presented by North Shore Credit Union runs November 7-17, 2013 featuring 11 days of indulgence.  

Cornucopia is a celebration for the senses, honouring all things food and drink and is the place to be seen in Whistler, attracting more than 6,500 attendees annually. Now in its 17th year, Cornucopia has expanded to an exciting 11 days combining festival favourites such as the flagship dual-night tasting event CRUSH, House Party – Best of BC, the return of the wildly popular Night Market, and the not-to-be-missed infamous after parties. New additions to the schedule include a variety of craft beer, cocktail and spirits seminars and tastings, Sommelier certification courses, House Party – International, and much more.

From a celebration of local fare to a journey with winemakers, farmers, brewers, master distillers, chefs and restaurateurs from far and wide; Cornucopia offers a full schedule of events for all tastes and budgets.

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Cornucopia Faces + Places

Chef Erin Stone, Elements Urban Tapas Parlour

Elements Urban Tapas Parlour is located in the Summit Lodge & Spa offering locally inspired tapas, infused martinis and boutique wines. Fun, casual, eclectic and innovative describes both the food and the atmosphere. With just 38 seats, every table has a view of the open kitchen where Chef Erin Stone and her team prepare dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chef Erin Stone is originally from New Zealand where she developed an early appreciation for fresh, local ingredients growing up on her parent’s farm. Erin’s love of the outdoors and her interest in Whistler’s amazing food culture brought her to Whistler where she creates recipes using a wide variety of local, seasonal ingredients. Elements is voted Whistler’s Best Tapas year after year by the locals.




Cornucopia is an eleven day dazzling display of gourmet food, wines, spirits and beer attracting more than 10,000 people to the resort – and catering to everyone from amateur enthusiasts to aficionados. Respected industry professionals, judges and presenters headline each event, seminar and tasting, offering the best possible opportunity to garner as much information and insight as possible. Held on the cusp of the opening of each ski season in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia, Cornucopia was designed to showcase and support the local food and drink industry. Now encompassing wineries, breweries, distilleries, chefs and restaurants from Vancouver, greater B.C. and beyond, Cornucopia has become recognized as a preeminent representation of the culinary tourism industry in Canada. With widespread appeal shown through the immense variety of events available, the festival is truly a food and drink festival with a Whistler attitude.

Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.WHISTLER and - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

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