Whistler and the Olympics

My friend Mimi invited me to Whistler with her family this weekend and I was able to check out some of the Olympics! I went to the Luge event as well as two gold medal ceremonies in Whistler. It was an awesome experience! I had one of the best weekends ever. Everyone up there was so nice and friendly. It was a great time.

I also ate. A lot. Mimi’s parents had friends up and they made sure I was well feed all weekend! There was pancakes, the best maple syrup I’ve ever had, bacon, beef pie, a beef bourguignon type stew, pulled pork, bread, cookies, cookie bars, chocolate, crackers and amazing cheese. I definitely ate like an athlete. I will be making beef bourguignon sometime. Peggy (the woman who made it) said she got it from the Julia Child’s cookbook. Next time though, no carrots and way more mushrooms! Also, Costco makes some pretty bomb pulled pork! And having that after a long day of watching the luge in the freezing cold and seeing a gold medal ceremony and being half frozen, it had to have been one of the best things I’ve ever had! Beef bourguignon is also great for after bar munchies, I woke up with no hangover at all this weekend!

If you ever get the chance to get to Whistler. You MUST check out Crepe Montagne. Best crepes I’ve ever had. Last year, I had the most amazing Nutella and strawberry crepe, they definitely do not stiff you on the Nutella like most places! I had been dreaming about it all weekend, but that morning I had hot cocoa for breakfast and wasn’t ready for more sugar in the morning. So I took a chance and ordered the “bobsleigh”: fresh tomato, ham or Canadian bacon, 3 cheeses, and green onions. I went with Canadian bacon and this is what I got:

Cafe Montagne

The French gift to Canadians.. And Americans like me

It was delicious. I didn’t want it to go away. The cheese was melted just right and was a perfect combination with the tomato and bacon. I literally left nothing on my plate. Not a single flake of crepe or a green onion.

While Whistler is blessed with Cafe Montagne, the Canadians also eat this interesting thing called “poutine.” It’s french fries with gravy and cheese.

Interesting....

It actually wasn’t that bad. I believe the cheese was mozzarella. I was told the cheese is usually smaller so it melts into the fries and gravy. I could see this being the best thing in the world during/after a night of hardcore drinking! This would probably help with keeping a morning hangover away. Though probably not the best thing in the world for your arteries. I’d eat it again though!

Alright, time for me to finish watching the Olympics and do some work. Question of the day – your favorite winter Olympic event? I thought mine was ice skating, but after watching the ski moguls… Those were pretty legit.

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