Power Lunch: Cure Lounge & Patio at the Nita Lake Lodge

Cure Lounge & Patio | BCBusiness
Despite its commitment to clean fare, Cure Lounge remembers to have fun.

A vegan, a celiac and a carnivore walked into a bar…

Chef Michael Guy is experimenting with a new tag for the gluten-free, made-from-scratch food on offer at the Nita Lake Lodge’s three restaurants: “mountain healthy.”

The Cure Lounge and Patio kitchen, shared by The Fix Café and Deli and Aura Restaurant, is fast becoming a culinary ground zero, with vegetables from Pemberton’s Rootdown Organics, hormone-free meat from Two Rivers Meats and regionally sourced Ocean Wise seafood, all spun into clean mountain fare.

“Pretty much everything we do is hand-made,” says Guy. “We make the burger buns. We make our own fries. We don’t use a lot of fats even in the winter. It’s just super-clean food.”

Pastry chef Megan Stringfellow bakes everything in-house, from buns to brownies to the ice-cream bar’s waffle biscuit.

With its tucked-away lakeside location just a boot-scoot from Creekside’s ski-out, Cure Lounge now stands as a welcome panacea to an overly busy resort. And not just for those with food sensitivities (nitalakelodge.com).

BEST TABLE The outdoor firepit becomes a toasty toasting spot with free s’mores-making in the winter.

DRINK UP The choc-mint mojito is just one of the “loosely seasonal” cocktail offerings inspired by the 2,200-square-foot rooftop garden.

MUST-TRY ORDER Share plates (from $3) cater to health-conscious diners craving après-ski favourites. Try the buffalo chicken, seasonal bruschetta or spiced chickpea fritters.

INSIDER TIP Hop on the year-round free shuttle bus from Whistler Village or Creekside. Call it at 604-966-5700.