Set against the backdrop of the Whistler and Blackcomb mountain ranges in British Columbia is one of the most extravagant — and frozen — dining experiences in the world. The Four Seasons Whistler Hotel and Ski Resort in Canada hosts a private five-course meal inside a 12,000-year-old ice cave the size of a grand hall or cathedral for an intimate and chilly dinner for two.
Aptly named The Blue Room as a nod to the blue glow created by the thousands of ancient icicles hanging from the ceiling of the cave, the ultra-high-end dining experience will set adventurous travelers back $10,000 in Canadian dollars per person, or approximately $7,500 in U.S. currency.
For guests who can afford this six-hour experience, the Four Seasons resort arranges for a limousine to whisk guests to a secluded location where a helicopter is waiting. From there, they will be flown to Canada’s largest ice field for an afternoon of alpine exploration, guided by Head-Line Mountain Holidays. The ice cave is secretly located in an ice field underneath a sheet of frozen water.
When guests finally sit down for a meal prepared by resort executive sous chef David Baarschers paired with Krug Champagne, the food is just as high-end as the secret cave exploration itself. The food — prepared at an off-premise kitchen — includes caviar on snow, oysters in the half shell, pumpkin and truffle soup, a 48-ounce ribeye steak, sides, and warm chocolate pudding for dessert.
Four Seasons recommends making reservations at least two weeks in advance for the Blue Room, which opened in November 2018.
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