Today, I want to do a Throwback Thursday post on one of my favourite dining experiences in Whistler. About seven years ago, my husband and I stayed at the Fairmont Whistler during a ski vacation. During our 2-night stay, we went to the Wildflower Restaurant located inside the Fairmont for their breakfast buffet every morning. Since the Fairmont is synonymous with elegance and luxury, the dining experience at the Wildflower was just the same as well.
Wildflower Breakfast Buffet Menu
I remember the price per person being around $30 when I visited in 2009. The good news is that they still charge about the same: $34 per person.
The breakfast buffet items currently consist of the following:
Assorted Cereals • House-Made Granola • Sun-Dried Fruit Selection • Yogurt • Cottage Cheese • Fresh Fruit Premium Cheese Platter • Deli Meats • Bacon, Sausages, Chef Carved Ham • Breakfast Potatoes Sautéed Mushrooms • Scrambled Eggs • Roasted Tomatoes • Muffins • Variety of Croissants • Danishes Bagels & Fresh Bread • Preserves • Baked Beans • Oatmeal • Omelette Station • Egg Benedict Hot & Cold Beverages • Smoked Fish Platters • Smoothie Station
The selection was excellent and I really loved having the two chef stations for the carved ham and omelettes. My husband loaded up on bacon (I mean, protein!) needed for our day on the hills.
Aside from the delicious hearty buffet, I really enjoyed the warm and inviting ambiance of the Wildflower restaurant. Futhermore, you get a lovely tableside view of the mountain which makes a beautiful backdrop. Service also was first class and I was also impressed the politeness of the staff. I wouldn’t have expected anything otherwise from the Fairmont.
Overall Impression of the Wildflower Restaurant
At $34 dollars per person, a breakfast buffet might seem a bit much. However, I definitely felt like it was worth it given the quality and selection of the food and the cozy and warm dining environment. Furthermore, I did not really need a lunch afterwards either so I spent more time on the hills. Rating: 5/5
For more information on the Wildflower, visit www.fairmont.com/whistler/dining/thewildflower/