Beer and BBQ are a match made in heaven, but when the eats are infused with and inspired by BC craft brews, and the food is AYCE, well…that’s heaven on earth for sure. You’ll find this paradise weekly this summer in Whistler at Sidecut at the Four Seasons, where their Beer-BQ is the most smokin’ hot food deal in town.
You don’t have to be a hotel guest to mosey on down to the courtyard of the hotel’s Sidecut restaurant. You can smell the BBQ smoke a mile away, too, so follow your nose to the tents, and keep an ear out for the live music.
This family-friendly Thursday night feast features a pretty dazzling display of high-quality super delicious food. You’ve got your full on salad bar with everything from your greens to things like roasted fennel, stunning chunks of root veggies, emerald green stacks of broccolini, and even roasted grapes, plus housemade dressings to drizzle at will.
There are sides heaped everywhere–colourful cauliflower, watermelon salad, citrusy gazpacho. There’s berry-studded cornbread, sweet-savoury beans, and a rigatoni mac and cheese that will make your eyes widen in disbelief (and oh man, it’s so creamy and good with a crunchy top to die for). Look for kettles of corn, and of course potato salad–this is a BBQ, after all. Even if you didn’t eat meat, you’d get your fill.
But, oh…the meats. Go right up to the grill to scoop up steamy hot clams and mussels. Dig into the pan and portion yourself a pink and tender piece of salmon. Heap your plate with tender pork pieces. You can go back for seconds. Or thirds.
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There are pork ribs with extra sauce, beef ribs, succulent Montreal smoked meat, roasted lamb, and BBQ chicken. Oops, did we forget to mention sausage. Yep, sausages, too.
For dessert, build your own ice cream sandwich rolled in sprinkles, or scoop up s’mores in a skillet. Definitely save room for dessert, by the way.
All of this is all you can eat, and the price tag is as gobsmacking as those ribs are finger licking good. It’s $34 for adults, and $17 for kids ages 5 to 12, and a mere $10 for the littlest eaters under 5.
Now, we did say Beer-BQ, and there is indeed beer. First off, you’ll see that beer was in mind with the creation of the dishes, from the hoppy grapefruit twang of the gazpacho to the malty notes in the s’mores. Plus, the brewers have reps on site to do the pours, or, if you prefer to go another route, you can enjoy sangria and other cocktails in mason jars, or order up a non-alcoholic beverage.
You’ll have to pony up for your drinks, but if you’re settling in for this AYCE BBQ feast, you can pace yourself accordingly. Beers are $8 each, or four for $25, while the sangria and nightly cocktail special are also $8 each, as well as two for $15, and in pitchers for $22.
When: Thursdays through Aug 31, 2017 from 5 to 9 pm
Where: Sidecut at the Four Seasons Whistler – 4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler