The GOODS from Toptable Group
Vancouver, BC | It won’t be long until Whistler comes alive with global food and wine tastemakers descending upon the mountain top village for the eleven-day 2017 Cornucopia Festival.
From November 9th to 19th, take in a palate-pleasing program from the opening Crush Grand Tasting, Chef’s Table luncheons, seminars, and workshops to signature events such as Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar’s Big Guns dinner. This year, the popular headliner turns to Italy, with Executive Chef James Walt unveiling a sneak peak of his new menu from the much anticipated and reimagined Il Caminetto. Guests at the Big Guns Viva Italia event on November 11th will be the first to taste Chef Walt’s modern take on Italian classics, paired with wines selected from Italy’s finest houses by Cornucopia Ambassador and Araxi Sommelier Samantha Rahn.
Araxi’s newly appointed Executive Chef Quang Dang, who recently transitioned from Toptable Group’s sister venue West Restaurant + Bar, brings his focused local and seasonal cooking to the various Intimate Wine Dinner series scheduled throughout the festival. Choose your favourite winery from a mix of world-renowned houses and let the food and wine tastings begin!
Icons of the Okanagan, British Columbia
Stoller Family Estate, Oregon
Foxtrot Vineyards, British Columbia
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, British Columbia
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington
Bar Oso’s Chef Jorge Muñoz Santos joins in and brings his native Spanish cooking to the multi-course dinner.
Culmina Family Estate Winery, British Columbia
The Wine Estates of Moet Hennessy, France and Spain
The Intimate Wine Dinner series are hosted in The Celllar by Araxi, beginning at 6 pm and are priced from $149 to $159 per person. As part of Cornucopia’s mission to bring together the community, the Whistler Public Library and The Whistler Writing Society are named as the 2017 joint beneficiaries.