Cornucopia kicks off today in Whistler!

The wait is finally over for wine, spirit, cocktail and food connoisseurs anticipating the return of Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial with the festival kicking off today November 8 for the next 11 days.

Now in its 22nd year, Cornucopia goes far beyond food and drink, offering a diverse selection of events fit for the keen connoisseur’s palate to those simply eager to learn. From cooking demonstrations and drink seminars to winery dinners, tastings, and evening parties, this year’s festival will leave patrons counting the days until next year.

From cooking demonstrations to drink seminars, winery dinners to tastings and a new after-dark party – Abstract Future – this year’s festival will leave patrons counting down the days until next year.

The Signature event: House Party – Best of BC , a local festival favourite and perennial sell-out gets the party started on November 8th at the Whistler Conference Centre. On the same evening elsewhere in the resort, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Small Farms wine dinner and Legs Diamond’s Intimate Evening both have tickets remaining should a dinner out be more to your liking. Later that evening, Comedy Kitchen returns for an evening of laughs. Visit the full schedule for  the full 11 day schedule of events.

Below are just a few tips for surviving the multiple days of food and drink celebration at Cornucopia:

Come Hungry! – with multi-course meals, culinary stage demonstrations, Chef Table Luncheons, gourmet dinners and much more – delicious food will not be in short supply.

Sleep – a bustling evening schedule set to take guests through to the early hours of the morning, so be sure to grab some a restful sleep at one of Whistler’s many hotels.

Stay “Nourished” – with food and drink in excess, Cornucopia has created the Nourish stage series aimed to balance guests’ food and drink intake with health and wellness-inspired culinary demonstrations.

Souvenirs! Visit the Cornucopia Liquor Store – guests can purchase their favourite wines, beers and liquors from Cornucopia’s signature tasting events, so they can continue the celebration at home.

Exclusive rates with last minute stay and play packages are still available to help you get more for less. Enjoy the flagship tasting event: CRUSH or top-shelf wine tastings at Cellar Door, plus accommodation starting at just $92 per person, per night when you book on whistlercornucopia.com.

Whistler’s premiere celebration of food and drink is the place to be. From exclusive deals on lodging and events, to incredible dinners, tastings, and intimate chef demonstration, Cornucopia is a culinary festival not to be missed.

For detailed schedule information or to purchase tickets visit www.whistlercornucopia.com.

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