Our Chef, our Vision
At Heather Mountain Lodge, we offer you experiences that are unique: to this place, to our character, to what we think the best of experiencing these mountains encompasses. We believe our guests’ culinary experience shouldn’t be just an accompaniment of that. We think that on its own, dining here should match the adventures as a pinnacle experience you won’t find anywhere else. That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome culinary master Stephan Drolet to our team as Executive Chef. He hails most recently from Whistler’s acclaimed Bearfoot Bistro—a mainstay on Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list, and certainly Whistler’s best restaurant—as executive sous chef, and before that was the Executive Chef/Owner of the renowned “Camille’s” in Victoria. With such accolades as being selected from over 200 chefs to represent Canada at the James Beard House in New York, and being a Gold Plates competitor, Drolet brings a new culinary height to Heather Mountain Lodge.
We’ve always enjoyed fantastic chefs creating beautiful food here in our lodge. But Drolet’s addition represents the coming of age for next-level dining—and not just here, but for the whole region around us.
Drolet’s emphasis on designing healthy and sustainable menus from local and seasonal ingredients makes for a singular “taste of place”, which means that dining at Heather Mountain Lodge offers a taste of our culture, our region and our heritage. Drolet commits to sourcing ingredients from as nearby as possible, starting with hyper-local. If necessary, he widens the sourcing to provincially, then to Canadian, keeping food as close to home as it gets. Then, he creates his dishes using modern culinary techniques without going to the extremes of modernist cuisine, instead retaining a classical approach.
But there’s something else that we’re proud of with Drolet’s addition to our team, on top of offering a stellar, one-of-a-kind dining experience. It represents our commitment to our staff—who are our community—and our business in an unprecedented year. During a time when so much seems uncertain, we are so committed to what we’ve created at Heather Mountain Lodge, that we are confident in investing in its future, in the next three years, five, ten and beyond.
Welcome to your singular experience. We can’t wait to host you at our table.
Breakfast: 7:00am – 10:00am
Dinner: 6:00pm – 10:00pm (last seating at 9:00pm)
Mountain Time (same as Alberta). — Dinner reservations recommended.
Our menu is carefully designed with our lodge guests front of mind, to be fresh, wholesome and to suit any social occasion. From our fine-dining comfort-food fusion dishes to picnic-style sharing platters, we’re confident you’ll be blissfully satisfied – and then some.
We look to our neighbouring ranches and fisheries in Alberta and British Columbia to bring our guests the very best produce, sourced close to home. We forage natural grasses and hand-pick berries for our kitchen pantry. We grow our herbs and vegetables for our daily soups and casseroles in our garden right here. It’s amazing what you can find in the middle of nowhere.
Hungry? Check Out The Menu.
Relax with a well-deserved glass of wine selected from our cellar collection of quality blends. From old world to new world, our list features an extensive choice of reds, roses, whites, and some sparkling wine varieties.
Of course, we couldn’t be this close to B.C.’s Okanagan Valley, without having a delicious selection from Canadian wineries, so you’ll see plenty of options produced right here at home. Ask our team to help pair your dinner dish with the ideal wine choice, we’d be very happy to share our recommendations.
Looking for something different to wine? Why not let us shake up, or stir, a classic cocktail as a refreshing dinner aperitif? We have our lodge cocktail featuring the Classics, including a selection of Martinis. We also have a range of quality spirits to enjoy on the rocks, or for the beer lovers, we offer a tasty selection of Pilsners, light and dark ales, porters and ciders – with a strong presence of local BC breweries.