On our second day of boarding, we chose Milestones for lunch. It’s also in the Blackcomb Upper Village right across from Merlin’s. This space is huge, so it shouldn’t be too hard to get a table there even when busy. Our group, now 7, was easily accommodated.
This was a fairly late lunch at 1PM (lifts close at 3), so I wasn’t sure if I was going to go back up the mountain. I decided on ordering two dishes anyway – the new pear and coconut pancakes, and a prime rib beef dip with Caesar Salad. Most of my friends got a mix of different brunch and lunch items like California Shrimp Bennies, and Burgers.
I started eating my coconut and pear pancake first, because well, it came a few seconds before my beef dip. The pancake was really sweet, and came topped with sauteed pears, and a lime mascarpone cream and vanilla syrup on top. I think the coconut was mostly part of the pancake batter itself which was a bit cakier than a regular pancake. It was delicious though, and I loved the sweetness, along with the pear and mascarpone. It may be a little to sweet for some for breakfast, but I love sweetness.
The beef dip was awesome too, and served on a really nice crunchy Ciabatta bread. The meat wasn’t packed in there, but it was a decent amount, and it was nice and flavourful, maybe a little bit dry. The sauce was a bit thicker than just a jus, but it helped moisten up the meat and sandwich. My favourite part of the sandwich was the fried crispy onion strings and the gorgonzola butter. One added a nice sweet crisp (like an onion ring), and the other a little bit of pungency. The Caesar salad was good too as it had lots of roasted garlic on top. Definitely different, but a welcome addition.
The service was pretty good, but my friends coke all of a sudden turned into an ice tea after refill, but other than that, I was happy with the service. Another strange thing is that they were playing soccer instead of the Canucks game on the TVs. Four may seem like a really high score for Milestones, but I really enjoyed my dishes this time around. I guess it really just depends on what you order.
I ended up eating 3/4 of the pancakes and sharing the rest with my friends, and eating half of my sandwich so that I could go up for one more run, even though I was dead tired.
4555 Blackcomb Way