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Chilled Seafood Platter at Big White

When you think of spring, think spring skiing at Big White followed by a gourmet dinner at the Kettle Valley Steakhouse. It’s the best place to bring the whole gang for a dining experience like no other.

Their harvest dinner table can seat up to 22 of your favourite friends and family members, which is perfect for the five-star taste delight that awaits you.

The Chilled Seafood Platters (which are more like towers of enticement) are perfect for groups or intimate dinners. You’ll forget you are sitting atop a mountain when you dig into this Ocean Wise assortment of goodness.

The top layer has a variety of oysters to rival the finest seafood restaurant. Little Wing, Malpeque, and Stella Bay were on the menu on this particular day and words cannot fully describe their flavour. All three were very light bodied with the perfect balance of brine and sweetness. Suffice it to say that those who have never eaten a raw oyster should be encouraged to try them here. If you love oysters, you may moan a little when you eat these. They come with a mini Tabasco bottle, a house made red wine mignonette, shaved horse radish, a compressed cucumber and apple salsa, and lemon slices. Try each one to make sure you get the full experience. In a word, these oysters are fresh.

The lower level has an entirely decadent assortment of poached black tiger prawns, King crab and smoked mussels. Take your time as you savour the fresh and perfectly cooked crab and prawns as a bed of ice keeps them at the just the right temperature. They were delicious with and without the house made seafood sauce. The pleasant surprise on this level was the mussels. A delicate smokiness was somehow perfectly balanced with the natural flavour and texture of the meat.

This platter is a winner no matter how you look at it, and if you look at it through a champagne glass filled with Blue Mountain Sparkling Brut, it’s even better.

Chilled Seafood Platter: $50 for small – serves two to four guests (as shown) and $95 for a large platter (serves four to eight guests)

Learn more about Big White's Kettle Valley Steakhouse.

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