Forget the games, try the food

WILL COLFORD, SnowSeekers Inc.

“I have a Canadian for Will,” shouted the chef, holding a beautiful disaster. The tin corrugated dish – normally reserved for Chinese take out – bowed under the sheer weight of the meal it contained.
Thick cut potatoes, topped with cheese curds, a river of gravy, and a full sausage awaited. My arteries shuddered as the plastic fork stabbed the monstrosity. I stuffed my mouth and began shaving years off my life with each glorious bite. 
It’s the Olympics, and the best food from around the world is at my finger-tips. 
My first experience with international flavour came at Bavaria House with a giant salty pretzel. The outside was dense and crisp; the inside was a doughy cloud, perfectly salted. One quickly turned into seven, as empty beer glasses – taller than my forearm – piled up beside the plates. 
Next was a wild mushroom and pepper soup from Slovenia. If this dish is ‘common,’ the Slovenian quality of life is anything but. It was a rare treat in that I have never tasted anything like it. When you taste something completely new, your brain and taste buds have a sit down and try and work out all the flavour intricacies. 
Because of this I can only describe what it wasn’t. It was not watery, greasy, salty, thick, processed, or bland. It was the perfect soup. 
Sadly, I will not be able to taste everything the world has to offer at the games; but damn it, like the athletes themselves, I’ll give it my best.     

Stay tuned to for daily blogs, videos and more throughout the Olympics.

Share this page!


New On SnowSeekers

Follow SnowSeekers

  • Sign up and we’ll send you the latest news, event details and product updates.

Winter Driving Tips

Winter is here and the snow is in the mountains. Click here for winter driving tips and get their safe.Read more


Keep up to date on everything snow this winter via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

SnowSeekers Challenge

Build your epic ski bucket list today! Learn more


Not sure what resort to visit next? Our Resort Recommender will tell you where to go, based on what you want. Check it out