Araxi Sets 2015 Dates For Al Fresco Longtable Dinners In Vancouver & Pemberton

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The GOODS from Araxi

Whistler, BC | Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar in Whistler is once again welcoming guests to British Columbia’s most compelling and ambitious al fresco dining experiences – the Araxi Longtable Dining Series – on Monday, August 3rd and Saturday, September 5th in Vancouver and Pemberton, respectively.

Set in two striking outdoor settings, award-winning Executive Chef James Walt will craft exclusive four-course menus that showcase his internationally recognized farm-to-table dishes. With wine pairings by Samantha Rahn, 2013 Sommelier of the Year, and service orchestrated by renowned Restaurant Director Neil Henderson, the Longtable Dinners salute both Araxi’s culinary provenance and it’s future. This year, as a convenience for guests, the dinners will be staged on the BC Day and Labour Day long weekends.

2015 Longtable Dining Series Dates:
Vancouver – Monday, August 3rd at ‘Bard on the Beach’, Vanier Park
Pemberton – Saturday, September 5th at North Arm Farm

The Vancouver dinner will once again be staged at ‘Bard on the Beach’ in Vanier Park. This dinner will welcome 250 guests to a dramatic urban setting, and Chef Walt will be supported by his Vancouver-based Toptable Group colleagues, chefs Frank Pabst of Blue Water Cafe, Andrew Richardson of CinCin Ristorante, Quang Dang of West Restaurant, and Thierry Busset of Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie and Cafe.

The Pemberton Longtable Dinner will be the longest table staged at North Arm Farm to date. Chef Walt’s menu embraces the extraordinary local ingredients, harvested at the peak of the season, and guests will have the opportunity to meet the farmers and suppliers, and tour the organic fields where, just hours before, farmers pick the produce next to the outdoor kitchen.

Elegant yet informal, guests may arrive as strangers, but leave as long-lost friends. Tickets are just $159 plus tax and gratuity, and include a four-course dinner served ‘family style’ with selected wine pairings. The Longtable Dinners sell out quickly; tickets can be purchased online HERE or via email at longtable [at] araxi.com.

Details

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4222 Village Square | Whistler, BC | VON 1B4 | MAP
Voice: 604 932 4540
Web: Araxi.com
Email: info@araxi.com

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Hours

Dinner: 5pm-11pm
Bar: 3pm-midnight
Oyster Specials: 3–5pm
Sunday Brunch: 10am-2pm

Our Team

James Walt, Executive Chef
Aaron Heath, Pastry Chef
Neil Henderson, Restaurant Director
Samantha Rahn, Wine Director
Tova Johnson, Assistant Restaurant Director
Pat Allan, Restaurant Manager + Assistant Wine Director

About Araxi Restaurant

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Best of the Pacific Northwest

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. His seasonally rotating menus also feature the freshest seafood catches direct from the Pacific Ocean. Walt’s innovative and skillfully executed dishes deliver intelligent compositions and delightful flavours, carefully married to our award-winning wine list. Chef’s tasting menus, and a la carte selections, are popular with Whistler residents and visitors alike.

The dining room resonates with lively ambiance enhanced with fresh flowers and original works of art. The adjoining Bar is the mountain’s popular gathering place for locals and visitors, and in the summer season the patio is the nexus of Whistler’s village life, wrapped by stunning mountain vistas.

The Cookbook

JamesWaltAraxi, Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant

by James Walt $45.00

Gorgeous photography and accessible recipes frame the seasons and chef James Walt’s celebration of our region’s bounty in Araxi: Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant. A graduate of Stratford, Walt’s sterling career includes the executive chef position at the Canadian Embassy in Rome. The highly anticipated cookbook was just released to high praise by both patrons and Walt’s peers, including chefs Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal. Walt’s distinct Canadian style – that celebrates both local farms and coastal fisheries – has won praise and ovations at New York City’s James Beard House where he has showcased his talents three times. Now long established as Whistler’s finest dining experience, Araxi also features exceptional dessert recipes from pastry chef Aaron Heath and wine pairings from Samantha Rahn.

Best Chef Book in Canada, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 2009.

Nominee, Cooking from a Professional Point of View, James Beard Foundation Awards, 2010

Best Illustrated Cookbook, Cordon d’ Or – Gold Ribbon, International Culinary Academy Awards, 2010

For more details and to order a copy, click here.

Accolades

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“Whistler’s first fine dining restaurant, and perhaps its best, satisfies most every taste, thanks to executive chef James Walt’s way with local ingredients, including his carefully balanced 100-Mile tasting menu.”
Vancouver magazine, Eating + Drinking Guide, 2012

“You can’t go wrong anywhere on their menu.”
National Geographic, 2012

“Establishments like Araxi are cornerstones of the resort’s upscale culinary experience.”
The Province, 2012

“The Long Table Dinner was really the event that catapulted our crush on Araxi into a full-blown love affair.”
Greedy Guts Blog, 2012

“If I had to select one dining experience that “wowed” us the most in 2011, it would have to be the Araxi Longtable event.”
Miss604.com, 2011

“Executive chef James Walt created a menu that was both innovative and mouthwatering.”
AOL Travel Canada, 2011

“The expanding food scene owes much of its growth to Araxi, known for years as the place to go for creative, outstanding dishes.”
Toronto Sun, 2011

“Whistler’s world class Araxi Restaurant.”
Vancouver Sun, 2011

“Fast forward three decades and Araxi has not only blossomed into one of Canada’s most celebrated restaurants (after all, Gordon Ramsay doesn’t exactly drop in by chance) but it’s become the cornerstone of Top Table, among an elite group of success stories.”
North Shore News, 2011

“Araxi is the natural choice for exquisite food, superb service, and vibrant atmosphere in the heart of Whistler Village.”
Whistler Question, 2011

“A creative institution that’s not only survived, but thrived by continually evolving during its 30-year reign at Whistler.”
Pique Newsmagazine, 2011

“This splendid restaurant is one of the best things about Whistler.” “The commitment to local products and suppliers shines through the inventive dishes from chef James Walt’s kitchen.”
Vancouver magazine, 2011

“Standout restaurant…”
Wall Street Journal, 2011

“Araxi is a restaurant hitting on all cylinders and clearly at the top of its game. Ambiance and service are impeccable – a real model for other restaurants to emulate.”
Food Network Canada, 2010

“Locally minded, universally delicious dishes.”
Food & Wine magazine, 2010

“Everything at Araxi is of the finest quality and is always executed with brilliant precision and thoughtful sophistication.”
Huffington Post, 2010

Sommelier of the Year – Samantha Rahn
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013

Best Whistler Restaurant
Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, 2013

Wine List Award, Gold
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013

Top 50, Canada’s Best Restaurants
Maclean’s Magazine, 2012

Whistler Chef’s Challenge, Gold
Chef de Cuisine Jeff Park, Cornucopia 2012

Four Diamond Award
AAA / CAA, 2012

Best Whistler, Gold
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2012

Premier Crew Service Award, Neil Henderson
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2012

Most Popular Whistler Restaurant
Zagat Restaurants Survey, 2012

Best Whistler Restaurant
WHERE Magazine ‘To DIne’ Awards, 2012

‘Best of’ Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2012

Nominee, Cooking from a Professional Point of View – Araxi: Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant
James Beard Foundation Awards, 2010

Best Illustrated Cookbook – Araxi: Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant
Cordon d’ Or – Gold Ribbon, International Culinary Academy Awards, 2010

Grand Prize Restaurant, Hell’s Kitchen Season 6
Selected by Chef Gordon Ramsay and the Producers of FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen as the grand prize for the winning chef, 2009

Best Chef Book in Canada – Araxi: Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 2009

Best Whistler, Gold
Urban Diner Restaurant Awards, 2009

Guest Chef Dinner @ James Beard House
Three sold out events at the prestigious James Beard Foundation. New York City, 2006 + 2002 + 1998

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