When I think about genuine northwest coast food, First Nations cuisine comes to mind. When my wife and I were hitched about 15 years ago, we arranged for the Liliget Feast House to cater the reception, and it drew rave reviews from family and friends. Alas, the Liliget Feast House is long gone, but I recently discovered a new place that serves genuine BC First Nations food. It’s the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler.
Mary and I were there recently, and we lunched in their casual cafe, sharing Lil’wat venison chili and Squamish salmon chowder, both of which are served with a golden biscuit of bannock alongside.
I hope that means there will be more places to feast on fire-cooked fresh British Columbia salmon.