The restaurant spans from the main to the upper floor. We got the patio upstairs which was nice, though we couldn’t watch the people walk by, nor see the road bike competition going on on the hills as there were trees blocking our view. The patio was full, but the upper interior was almost empty. Since all other restaurants were packed with long lineups, we were glad to be seated right away.
I ordered the Chicken Penne $18. At first it seemed a bit bland, but once you got to the sauces sitting at the bottom, it was just the right saltiness. Love the olive oil with the, juicy and tender chicken. It doesn’t seem much, but I was pretty full by the time I finished the dish.
Sheepie had the Classic Burger $13. Thick, juicy patty fresh veggies. The thick big fries with paprika was super good, esp when hot. Thumbs up!
Our friends had the Supreme pizza $27 (large 14″) with tomato sauce, mozzoarella, pepperoni, mushrooms and green peppers. It was nicely presented, and was enough to fill 2 adults.
Our server was very friendly and chatty, even with Sheepie who can be sometimes blunt. Lol.
Many of the restaurants were full with an average wait time of 1 hour. We were getting a bit discouraged in finding a restaurant, but we were lucky and found La Brasserie Des Artistes located on Village Stroll in Whistler Village. It was a small restaurant, half of it taken up by a bar. It was old wooden setting, and a bit cramped in the booths. Gives off a hipster, but a bit rustic feel out in the wilderness. The wall by the booths had mural paintings.
I ordered a small sized Chicken Pesto Penne $10.95 (Fraser Valley chicken with basil pesto, garlic, white wine, and cream, shaved Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top of penne noodles). The portion was quite small, and pricey for the size. But it tasted good.
I had a bit of Sheepie’s Spaghetti Bolognese small $10.95 (La Brasserie’s rich homemade meat sauce made from Alberta lean beef mixed with spaghetti noodles). Again, the size was pretty small. But the sauce was really rich and delicious. I really liked the dish.
Overall, the service was satisfactory, the food was good. The atmosphere is ok, only because I’m not really into the bar scene. The price was a bit expensive for the quantity.
We ordered the Machiatto Caramel. It was creamy, but a bit too sweet for my liking.
It’s not the most comfiest Blenz I’ve been to. In fact, I’m not a huge fan of this location. The layout is a bit awkward, and seems like it needs some renovation. Service is good and food/drinks are consistent across their franchise.