“Oso” meaning “bear” in Spanish, an homage to Whistler’s wildlife – is open daily and offers a profusion of Spanish-influenced small plates, tapas, and house-made charcuterie. The long, convivial bar is the ultimate place to meet for hand-crafted cocktails and inspired wines.
Jorge Muñoz Santos – Chef
Jorge, a native of Madrid, grew up in his family’s restaurant, surrounded by the lively Spanish culture of food and hospitality. Jorge’s resumé is deep, beginning with his education at Madrid’s I.E.S. Hotel Escuela and continuing at two notable Spanish venues, Restaurante Chantarela and Hotel Casa Irene, before arriving at Araxi as Sous Chef in 2011. Leading the day-to-day operations at Bar Oso, Jorge brings a taste of Spain to the mountains with his love for tapas. “I am very much inspired by my roots,” Jorge says. “Everyday, I’m excited to share that experience through Bar Oso’s food and atmosphere.
Zachary Lavoie – Bar Manager
Zachary epitomizes the cocktail culture with an effervescent personality that is chockablock with charisma and charm. As Bar Oso’s man behind-the-wood, Zachary is both a storyteller and skilled purveyor of drinks with a flair for well-crafted cocktails. After time spent traveling the world and honing his trade, this Whistler native has come home to share his passion with the team at Bar Oso. “Gin & tonics, classic cocktails, and sherry will be our focus,” he says. “And to keep the creativity alive, we will be releasing seasonal drinks to pair with Chef Jorge’s inspired tapas menu for a truly authentic Spanish experience.”