It’s Valentine’s Day and I Love Food (Blue Mountain Review)
A couple weekends ago, I packed up the Prius and headed to Blue Mountain for a winter adventure.
I have spent many wintery afternoon on the hills, but it was a treat to be able to stay at a lodge by the base of the hill. I stayed in a suite in Weider Lodge, which opens right up at the lift of a main ski lift. It doesn’t get more convenient than that! I also loved that I could park underground and take an elevator directly to my room.
The decor was perfect for the surroundings – it had a very rustic and historical feel to it with a fabulous view of the slopes from the windows.
I had every intention of trying out the little kitchen the first night, but I ended up running too long and my hunger had the best of me, so instead of venturing out to get supplies, I ate at the resort.
And yes, that is correct, the first thing I did upon arriving at the resort was search out the exercise room and get my training over with. I was planning on relaxing!
The exercise room was awesome and the tv was perfectly positioned. My workout lasted about 2 hours and they absolutely flew by! I am not a big tv watcher, so it was fun to have time to take it in.
I had a chance to venture around the village that evening; Blue Mountain is absolutely stunning at night!
Speaking of stunning, let’s talk food.
I had the opportunity to sample food from different locations around the resort. I was excited to try the Pottery Restaurant for breakfast. I am a sucker for breakfast buffets and I went nuts for this one.
I had bacon, eggs and peanut butter toast (favourite vacation breakfast!) but they had a huge variety of hot and cold breakfast items, including house made granola.
Another meal I was able to have was at Firehall Pizza. I ordered the BBQ Pizza and oh. my. gosh.
Mesquite BBQ sauce, cheese, chicken, red onion and cheddar cheese.
It was in such a cool location – a sports bar that is decorated as a fire house. The atmosphere was fun and the food was amazing. Like most, pizza places, if you are not a fan of pizza, there is plenty more on the menu.
My last meal at Blue Mountain could be my last meal ever and I would be happy. It also could be titled “This is why I run…”
I had dinner at Copper Blues and I probably had one of the best meals of my life.
Firstly, they brought freshly baked bread drizzled in balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil and I was all over that.
I had been snowboarding, skating and running hard all day so it was exactly what I was craving.
So..I ordered the surf and turf and it was a dream. I take my steak medium-rare and my lobster with butter.
Ridiculous meal and it disappeared in about 10 minutes.
Now, you may have a hard time believing this…but I always save room for dessert.
Even after eating a lobster and half a cow.
And when the waitress said they had chocolate creme brulee, I knew I was up for the challenge.
“Bring me the strongest coffee you can and let’s do this.” I said.
So they brewed a fresh pot and set this in front of me.
Ugh. So so SO good. You know when you finish a perfect meal and all you can do is smile? That was me after this meal. I highly recommend Copper Blues if you want to finish your day on the slopes with a bang.
So there you have it. I slept like a baby and ate like a queen.
Have you every eaten at the Pottery Restaurant, Copper Blues or the Fire Hall? What did you think?
What would your last meal on earth be if you could chose?