I'm hungry...having grown up in the midwest, i.e., nebraska and eating cornfed stakes on the farm that the butcher did up....I have not had a proper stake since 1989 and moving to the pnw. Besides the farm...chi, kc, omaha are stake places...pnw is not stake PEROID. I'd recommend doing something different...like white salmon, oysters, crab, halibut, tuna and sushi....you won't get that in the midwest. I love a nice marbled crusty melt in your stake....but try some fresh seared crusty ahi and if you are supremely fortunate...white/albino salmon is not to be missed.
The seafood idea sounds good too. Any good seafood and/or sushi in Whistler or should I save that for Vancouver?