For each annual Whistler trip, we usually try to have one super fancy meal, and this year we chose the Grill Room at the Fairmont. It’s a really nice steak house that serves steak, seafood and sides family style.
They served us bread and house churned butter.
I liked the rosemary flat bread.
They also gave us an amuse bouche of shrimp.
I started with the Elk Tartare with a nice quail egg on top. The chilli paste gave it a real asian flavour to it with a good amount of heat. The black sesame added to the asian flair. It wasn’t gamey, and it wasn’t too slimy and good sized chopped chunks of meat.
I stuck with my usual Rib Eye which came 14 oz and not too pricey at $43. It was pretty good, definitely better than the Rib Eye I had at the Keg a few days earlier, but still not near the best I’ve had. Maybe it needed butter melted on top.
My friend went all out and finally got to try the Wagyu steak that he’s been wanting. At $14/oz he bought a 10 oz which they cut in front of us. Such delicious looking marbling. And it honestly did not disappoint. By far the best steak ever. It tasted and felt completely different from a regular steak. I can’t describe it, but it was perfect. But at $140 it definitely is a splurge. My friend luckily gave me a piece, and it made me not want to eat my steak at all.
Another friend got the 36 oz bone in rib eye to share, and ate it all to himself. It looks awesome. And he loved it.
They serve a few pastas but also they have a Jumbo Prawns which were cooked perfectly and super juicy.
We ordered lots of sides, and I think my favourite two were the truffle fries and the duck fat brussel sprouts. Just a good amount of truffle, and topped with parmesan. Such a good flavour and not overpowering. And perfectly cooked fries.
The Duck Fat Fried Brussel Sprouts was topped with bacon for extra fatty deliciousness and served with a mustard butter dressing.
Grilled asparagus was firm and topped with a hazelnut picada.
Sauteed BC Mushroom were just way too salty. Disappointing.
Lobster Mac and Cheese was just all right. It had a nice golden topping with bacon and breadcrumbs.
Then we ordered a bunch of desserts. I chose Okanagan Apple and Almond Cocotte. I had no clue what a cocotte was before this, and actually didn’t even know what it was after until recently. It’s just like a little dutch oven that it was served in. It was a delicious bread pudding with an even more delicious crumble. The rum raisin ice cream had a nice kick too.
My other choice was the Sticky Toffee Pudding served with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. It was nice and warm and really comforting.
My other choice was the Hazelnut Creme Brûlée. Luckily my friends all wanted them too, so we shared. It had a perfect crust, and nice and smooth and creamy inside.
To end the meal, they gave us some home made cotton candy which was a nice sweet touch. I really enjoy the meal here. Nice attention to details and for the most part really good food. Excellent desserts.
The Grill Room
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
4599 Chateau Blvd