Fairmont Chateau Whistler preps for $2-million restaurant renovation

The newly renovated restaurant is set to reopen in mid-December.

Portobello Deli at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler (British Columbia) is set to go "under the knife" on Oct. 10. The doors will be shuttered and an extensive two-month, $2-million renovation will commence for the Whistler casual-dining mainstay.

An elevated casual dining experience delivered by an animated open kitchen, Portobello’s current made-to-order sandwich selection and pastry and gourmet coffee operation will be expanded under the direction of executive chef Isabel Chung to include open-flame rotisserie chicken, pork ribs, and smoked brisket crafted to perfection in front of each and every guest. Portobello’s current beverage offerings will be expanded to full-service bar with a focus on local craft beers.

A new market-style retail space will feature home décor, kitchenwares and collectables focusing on items crafted by local artisans.

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The design will be led by the Calgary-based FRANK Architecture and will offer a rustic, modern alpine setting with exposed wood, brick and metal fixtures, and “family style” seating.

Portobello is set to reopen in mid-December.

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