Araxi’s “Big Guns” Dinner Set To Return During 2010 Cornucopia

September 28, 2010.
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Araxi Restaurant is located at 4222 Village Square in Whistler, BC | 604-932-4540 | Araxi.com

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Whistler, BC | On Friday, November 12th, Whistler’s premier restaurant, Araxi, will celebrate a compelling collection of wines in an exclusive winemakers’ dinner during Cornucopia: Whistler’s Celebration of Wine and Food.

These five extraordinary wineries—four from the Napa Valley and one from Walla Walla—are all small, family-owned properties engaged in sustainable farming practices. Each of the wineries has achieved critical acclaim and international followings, and through the course of the evening, introductions to each wine will be led by winery principals, including discussion on technique and terroir. This insider’s tour of excellence in winemaking promises to be Cornucopia’s tour de force.

Executive Chef James Walt has created a distinctive five-course menu that highlights the excellence of the Pemberton Valley’s autumn harvest—alongside globally-sourced ingredients—with each plate married to these prized wines…

Ehlers Estate Sauvignon Blanc, St. Helena, Napa Valley, 2009

Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon “1886”, St. Helena, Napa Valley, 2006
‘Top-Rated’ Gayot

Miner Family Vineyards “Wild Yeast” Chardonnay, Oakville, Napa Valley, 2007
91 Points, Connoisseurs’ Guide

Miner Family Vineyards “The Oracle”, Oakville, Napa Valley, 2006
93 Points, Wine & Spirits Magazine

Pahlmeyer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, 2007
95 Points, Robert Parker

Pahlmeyer Merlot Napa Valley, 2007
96 Points, Robert Parker

Pepper Bridge Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, 2007
92 Points, Robert Parker

Pepper Bridge Winery ‘Reserve’, Walla Walla Valley, 2006
93 Points, Robert Parker

Merryvale “Profile”, St. Helena, Napa Valley, 1999
93 Points, Wine Spectator

Merryvale “Antigua” NV (Dessert Wine)
91 Points, San Francisco Chronicle
Gold Medal, Wine Enthusiast

For tickets, visit whistlercornucopia.com. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Whistler Health Care Foundation.

Bubbles + Oceans Afterparty
Araxi, Whistler
Saturday, November 13th @ 10:30pm
$155, all inclusive

After Crush! complete your evening at Araxi’s famed BUBBLES + OCEANS afterparty, a chance to let go in the heart of Whistler Village. Join us for an unforgettable night of brilliant seafood and deluxe bubbles from 20 of the world’s top Champagne and sparkling wine houses. Executive Chef James Walt will showcase an impressive selection of finely-crafted canapés and his plateaux de mer, offering the finest freshly shucked oysters, sushi and Tofino Dungeness crab. And yes, the best music in town. This don’t miss party at Whistler’s premier restaurant is one of the festival hottest tickets!

For tickets, visit whistlercornucopia.com.

ABOUT ARAXI

  • Terrace
  • araxi
  • Lounge and bar
  • semi private wine room
  • buffalo mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes and organic olive oil
  • Vancouver Island octopus with cucumber pearls, Dungeness crab
  • asil crusted sablefish with fresh peas and house-made gnocchi
  • roasted Polderside Farm duck breast with morels, peas and parsnip crisps
  • basil crusted sablefish with fresh peas and house-made gnocchi
  • seared sockeye salmon, with cauliflower, sultanas, polenta and carrot purée
  • pistachio nougat glacé with blueberries and apricots
  • meyer lemon tart with red berry sorbet and lemon madelines
  • Pemberton raspberry napoleon with hazelnut sablé
  • Vanilla cheesecake

The culinary cornerstone in the heart of Whistler Village, Araxi enjoys a long-held international reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality. Executive Chef James Walt celebrates carefully sourced local ingredients from nearby Pemberton Valley farms, where he collaborates frequently with local growers. 4222 Village Square, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. 604 932 4540, www.araxi.com.

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