Eat What You Want Day


Today is Eat What You Want Day and to celebrate this very special day the Hawksworth Communications team picked out their favourite foods from vineyard dinners to pub snacks…

“There’s something very special about sitting on out on the patio at Miradoro overlooking the lush vineyards and farms below. Chef Jeff Van Geest serves fresh, rustic authentic cuisine that’s always packed with local flavour and the Tinhorn Oldfield Series 2Bench Rose is a totally delicious summer sipper!” – Annabel

“My favourite way to eat is family-style dining at La Pentola Della Quercia in the OPUS Hotel – it’s not mentioned on the menu but is available on request. The restaurant, owned by Chefs Lucais Syme and Adam Pegg of La Quercia, specializes in North Italian cuisine such as nose-to-tail meat and delicate house-made pasta. Eating family-style is the best way to share several dishes… just like they do in Italy!” – Tiffany

“With tart apple, crunchy fennel and sweet fig jam, I could eat at Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar’s Porchetta Sandwich every day! The newest member of the Magnolia Hotel & Spa family, Catalano is swiftly making a name for itself showcasing local produce with a distinct Mediterranean flare.” – Marisa

“With Whistler just a short drive away, I love making weekend escapes up to Nita Lake Lodge, my home away from home in Creekside. On a beautiful sunny day, pull up a seat on the patio overlooking the serene Nita Lake, or warm up by the fireplace in Cure Lounge over great cocktails like the Cedar Sour, and tasty sharing plates – I love the cheese & cured meats. In the morning, Fix Cafe is a must for yummy breakfast and coffee. It’s always a delightful surprise when you get a piece of freshly baked biscotti with your hot beverage!” – Gemma

“One of my favourite dishes at Bel Cafe is the Spicy Chicken Salad with crunchy veggie slaw, peanuts, basil and lemongrass ginger vinaigrette. It’s refreshing, delicious and I never get tired of the flavours. If I’m feeling extra hungry that day I’ll finish with a macaron for a little treat.” – Janice

“Being British means that I’m a big fan of ‘pub grub’ and beer. Bitter Tasting Room’s Scotch Eggs (hard-boiled eggs wrapped in sausage meat and deep fried) are a tasty reminder of home… and the huge beer list means I can always find a perfect accompaniment to wash them down!” – Amy