New Whistler restaurant Mekong to open July 1

An exciting new restaurant comes to Whistler's Creekside Village

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Most know that Whistler boasts plenty of top-notch food and drink options, but there's always room for one more qualty spot in the bustling mountain town.

Located in Creekside Village, Mekong is the latest concept from the Infinity Group and is gearing up to open its doors as of July 1. The contemporary Thai restaurant sees Thai-born chef Bonnie Khummuang at the helm, who will be executing a robust menu that was created in part by award-winning chef Angus An. Khummuang has spent years cooking alongside and working for An, as well as working as head chef of Longtail Kitchen.

“I love Thailand and after immersing myself in the food and culture I knew fine Thai cuisine was the next culinary experience I wanted to give Whistler,” said CEO and president of Infinity Group Pepe Barajas in this week's announcement. “With the opening of Mekong our group has engaged visionaries like Chef An to inspire and influence the development of this new concept and help us create an unforgettable dining destination.”

While exact operating hours are yet to be announced, patrons can expect family-style dishes for lunch and dinner as well as take-out.

Food and drink can be enjoyed in Mekong's 98-seat space (plus patio), which was designed by Daniel Meloché Designs (Rockit Coffee Co.) and includes a balloon-like, white-and-gold chandeliers and other modern design elements.

Mekong is located at 204-2067 Lake Placid Road in Creekside Village. For future updates on Mekong's menus, operating hours and more, folks are encouraged to follow the new Whistler restaurant on Instagram: @mekongwhistler.