On my previous visit to Whistler I heard some very good comments/stories about Alta from the kind of people who should know - food crticics and restaurant owners! As a result I was keen to visit and when i found they were doing a Christmas Dinner it was a must.
For me set special event menus can fall into the trap of not showing off a restaurant to its best but this was not the case with Alta. The dinner was excellent - preparation, service and quality of ingredients. One of my favorite restaurants near home prides itself on locally sourced ingredients and Alta do the same. They can tell you the story of your food. Even the accompanying sauces/relishes/mustard etc are made in house and were exquisite.
With a limited menu I was concerned the youngest in our party (11) would struggle but we were pleased to see him put caution aside and attack his plates with gusto.
I must also mention that having made this booking from the other side of the world several months prior to our arrival I did come across a couple of hurdles that needed to be crossed. They were all handled exceptionally well by email and any restaurant that puts that much effort into long distance client contact gives you the feeling that it will be an excellent meal.
We're lucky enought to be here for a few weeks and we will be returning to explore a full range of their dishes! They also have an great wine list.
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