GOODS: Araxi Celebrating 30th Anniversary With Big Guns Supper During “Cornucopia”

September 12, 2011 


Araxi Restaurant is located at 4222 Village Square in Whistler, BC | 604-932-4540 |

The GOODS from Araxi

Whistler, BC | Celebrating its 30th anniversary, internationally acclaimed Araxi Restaurant will unveil its most ambitious Big Guns Winemakers’ Dinner yet: Icons of the Wine World. On Friday, November 11th, during Cornucopia: Whistler’s Celebration of Wine and Food, 10 stellar wineries will represent the world’s outstanding wine regions. Hand selected over the past year by wine director, Samantha Rahn, each of the wineries has received critical praise from around the globe. Executive chef James Walt will create a distinctive eight course menu that showcases the excellence of Pemberton Valley’s autumn harvest, with each plate meticulously matched to the following prized wines…

Taittinger ‘Comtes de Champagne’, Blanc de Blancs, 2000 (Champagne, France). The flagship and most prestigious wine from Taittinger.

Joseph Drouhin Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru, 2002 (Chablis, France). A classic wine from a powerful Grand Cru and an excellent vintage.

Grgich Hills Chardonnay, 2008 (Napa Valley, USA). Celebrating 35 years since Mike Grgich’s chardonnay famously won ‘The Judgment of Paris’.

Michele Chiarlo ‘Cerequio’ Barolo, 2004 (Piemonte, Italy). An outstanding producer; one of the top ‘cru’ vineyards in Barolo.

Remelluri Rioja Gran Reserva, 1999 (Rioja, Spain). Made by one of Spain’s most highly regarded winemakers, Telmo Rodriguez, at this ancient estate with centuries of winemaking history.

Catena ‘Alta’ Malbec, 2006 (Mendoza, Argentina). From Argentina’s ‘First Family of Wine’, this is blended from the most prime, high altitude vineyard blocks.

Mission Hill Oculus, 2007 (Okanagan Valley, Canada). Representing proprietor Anthony Von Mandl’s vision for the Okanagan Valley and his family estate.

Inglenook ‘Rubicon’, 2008 (Napa Valley, USA). This powerhouse wine celebrates the return of the name Inglenook to the Rubicon Estate. This evening will be the official release of the new vintage.

St. Urbans-Hof Riesling, Leiwener Laurentiuslay Spätlese, 2006 (Mosel, Germany). Only 100 cases were made of this highly rated treasure from an all-star producer.

Quinta do Noval Port, 20 Year Old Tawny (Portugal). Elegant, complex tawny from one of the leading historic and innovative Port houses.

Tickets are $250 per person and available for purchase online.

Bubbles + Oceans Afterparty

Saturday, November 12th, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., $155

After CRUSH complete your evening at Araxi’s famed Bubbles + Oceans Afterparty, a chance to let go in the heart of Whistler Village. In celebration of Araxi’s 30th anniversary, join us for an unforgettable night of brilliant seafood and deluxe bubbles from an unprecedented showing of 30 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. This don’t miss party at Whistler’s premier restaurant is one of the festival’s hottest tickets!


TerracearaxiLounge and barsemi private wine roombuffalo mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes and organic olive oilVancouver Island octopus with cucumber pearls, Dungeness crabasil crusted sablefish with fresh peas and house-made gnocchiroasted Polderside Farm duck breast with morels, peas and parsnip crispsbasil crusted sablefish with fresh peas and house-made gnocchiseared sockeye salmon, with cauliflower, sultanas, polenta and carrot puréepistachio nougat glacé with blueberries and apricotsmeyer lemon tart with red berry sorbet and lemon madelinesPemberton raspberry napoleon with hazelnut sabléVanilla 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,


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Tickets are $155 per person and available for purchase online.

  • Amy

    I cannot wait for both of these events! I just bought my tickets last week and am so excited!