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Only 12 Adventuresome Epicureans will Experience Yukon’s ULTIMATE Canadian Whisky Dinner

I recently returned from my first visit to the forbidding yet glorious Yukon, where the temps often dipped under 10, 20, or even an unbelievable 35 degrees below zero. I ignored everything I knew about sensible San Francisco layering and simply threw on everything I had in my suitcase. The exhilarating winter activities, which included dog sledding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling, were well worth braving the frigid conditions, however after a fun-filled day in great outdoors I was really looking forward to arriving at the Inn On The Lake, located about ½ hour drive from Whitehorse, where I could indulge in explorations of a more culinary nature.

The hospitable chef/owner Carson Schiffkorn and his staff provide a warm setting perfect for a little indoor pampering. Thaw out as you sip a fine Canadian wine in front of the huge stone fireplace in the Inn’s Great Room, Music Room or one of its three solariums, before indulging in a gourmet four-course meal featuring organic vegetables, freshly foraged mushrooms, local bison, salmon and Arctic Char- all artistically presented by Schiffkorn and Chef Coralee. I was hooked after my first spoonful of the wild morel soup enhanced with the haunting flavor of spruce needles.

Although the 15 rooms and cottages are all comfy with rustic/chic style, try and dibs the Executive Jacuzzi Suite, where you can appreciate the Northern Lights neon lightshow from your hot tub!

"But waitthere's more!” As magical as the Inn is for a just-have-to-getaway spot, the real foodie bragging rights come if you’re one of the lucky dozen who will join Chef Eric Pateman (head of Edible Canada) and Schiffkorn for an epic culinary adventure in Canada’s wild and mysterious north! This progressive Whisky Dinner will be held in a variety of unique locations, ranging from a Trappers hut to dining with the sled dogs!

 

Janice Nieder

Janice Nieder could be the love child of Indiana Jones and Julia Child. She was a specialty food consultant for 12 years in New York, with a client list that included Tavern on the Green, Dean & Deluca and Sign of the Dove. After being bitten by the travel bug, her culinary adventures took her to over 90 countries, where she shared a smoked monkey dinner with a generous Shuar Indian family deep...(Read More)

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