It has been years since Ginger and Nutmeg had last been to the Rimrock Cafe in Whistler. So all it took, was for some Vancouver friends to suggest that it was their favourite restaurant in the valley, for Nutmeg to make a reservation. The restaurant has been around since 1987, it specializes in fish and game. The inside is very cosy with two operational fireplaces in the winter months. Outside they have two patios, a garden patio in the back and a deck out front. Ginger and Nutmeg lucked out with a sunny evening, so chose to sit on the front deck.
The wine selection is broad and includes a very good base of BC wines (which you should try). The restaurant has been featured in the Wine Spectator for their selection. Many wines are offered by the glass and they even have a decent selection of half bottles. Ginger chose a lovely 2007 Laughing Stock blend called ‘Portfolio’ from the Okanagan – yummy!
The Rimrock Cafe has a great selection of appetizers, mains and a few daily specials. Ginger tried the gazpacho soup with lobster (daily special) – excellent. Nutmeg had the buffalo mozzarella and tomato salad – it was good although heavy on the ratio of cheese to tomatoes (they are in season right now so load them up)! The main courses were good and our waiter was excellent. The best part for Ginger was the side of spatzle (excellent) and the sticky toffee pudding with ice cream to finish.
If you are in Whistler or planning to go, add the Rimrock Cafe to your list of restaurants. It is off the beaten track, it is a bit more of a locals gem and it is no where near the craziness of the main village base. Good food, reasonable value, great service and Ginger would like to confirm excellent desert!
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