Where to Eat + What to Drink in Blue Mountain

by Lauren Power

With winter in full swing in Ontario, we know we can’t be the only ones dreaming of a ski staycation. Our destination of choice? Blue Mountain.

On a snowy night, the coziest thing we can think of is ordering in amazing food and wine for après ski, so we’ve rounded up our favourite Blue Mountain restaurants offering takeout, and the drinks you need to order!

O&B Café Grill Blue Mountain (Westin Trillium House)

If comfort food is your go-to after a day on the slopes, you’re going to want to get the Mac & Cheese. With smoked Gouda, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and a choice of adding either roast chicken or double-smoked bacon, this isn’t your average Mac & Cheese.

Our order? Order the Mac & Cheese with roast chicken, and a bottle of Blazon Chardonnay! From California's Lodi region, Blazon Chardonnay is a medium-bodied wine with citrus notes, and flavours of white peach, tangerine, spices, and vanilla.   

Twist Kitchen & Cocktail

You can never go wrong with Steak Frites, especially when the frites are hand cut. This delicious entree comes with local Ontario asparagus and red wine jus. What could be better?

We recommend ordering a bottle of Gnarled Vine Cabernet Sauvignon to pair. Gnarled Vine is a full-bodied cab, you can expect blackberry, cassis, mocha, and chocolate flavours. 

Magnone's Italian Kitchen

We're going classic: pasta. Bring some heat to your winter day by ordering the Gamberi Diavolo.

Indulge in linguine with shrimp, roasted cherry tomatoes, shallots, herb infused olive oil, white wine, and crumbled goat cheese. Need we say more?

Round out the Diavolo's chili pepper by ordering a bottle of Tenuta Santome Pinot Grigio! With scents of mango, pineapple, papaya, white flowers, and notes of calcareous rock, this is the perfect refreshing wine to pair with a spicy dish.

Mother Tongue Asian Bistro & Cocktail Bar

Mother Tongue has it all: dim sum, noodles, rice, meat, and seafood entrees. Making a single decision of what to order is not easy! We suggest sharing with your group, start with a few orders of dim sum to share, and fried chicken fried rice just for you.

This dish is full of flavour, and is made with gochujang sauce, cabbage, lemon mayo, and sesame.

We recommend pairing it with Mas Fi Cava Brut, a balanced sparkling with notes of citrus, white flowers, and stone fruits! The dryness and refreshing qualities of Mas Fi Cava will help to cut the saltiness of the fried chicken, and is a fun contrast to the heat of the dish's gochujang.