New Springtime Menus Debut at Whistler’s Araxi and Il Caminetto

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The GOODS from Araxi & Il Caminetto

Whistler, BC | Take in the spring ski season with a little R&R at Whistler Blackcomb and be sure to make dinner plans at Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar and Il Caminetto.

Toptable Group’s Whistler venues continue to win rave reviews for cuisine and service excellence and are a must on anyone’s visit to the mountain resort. Especially so – from April 15th through to May 31st – when both Araxi and Il Caminetto celebrate with glorious springtime menus at exceptional value. Anyone can join in on the festivities, from locals to visitors, and truly appreciate this wonderful corner of the world’s bounty of food and wine.

Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar continues the tradition with its anniversary prix fixe menus for $36 per person. Executive Chef Quang Dang will tease the palate with a five-course springtime menu featuring farm-to-table dishes pulled from the fields and the sea. Diners can expect bespoke signature dishes from Chef Quang’s kitchen such as:

Pemberton Squash Soup
Poached Granny Smith Apples and Spiced Creme Fraiche Foam

Pemberton Beets and Goat Cheese
North Arm Farm Baby Beets, Spiced Pecans, Handpicked Greens,
Maple Mustard Dressing and Salt Spring Island Goat Cheese

Citrus Cured Lois Lake Steelhead
Pan Roasted Trout Fillet with Ricotta Gnocchi and Duo of Pemberton
Sunchokes, Shaved Fennel and Arugula Salad, Orange Vinaigrette

Yarrow Meadows Duck Breast
Grilled with Spices and Herbs, Slow Roasted Rootdown Farm Red
Cabbage, White Beans Cooked with Aromatic Vegetables and
Sesame Soya Dressing

Araxi Lemon Tart
Baked Lemon Curd in a Sweet Pastry Crust, Preserved Raspberry
Coulis and Candied Lemon Zest

“This is one of my favourite times of the year to showcase the new season’s bounty of shoots to seafood,” says Executive Chef Quang Dang. “It’s always so inspiring to work with our local farmers and suppliers and to create new plates for an authentic taste of British Columbia.”

Il Caminetto joins in the springtime promotion with its first annual Festa di Primavera, offering four-course tasting menus for $35. Savour the best of Italian flavours with Executive Chef James Walt’s cooking in his newly re-invented kitchen at Il Caminetto. Tasting menus are ever-changing and can include signature highlights such as:

White and Green Asparagus Milanese
with Egg Yolk Gel, Bottarga and Local Watercress

Spring Vegetable Minestrone
finished with Roasted Tomato and Pecorino Romano

Brandt Lake Waygu Beef Bolognese
with Housemade Rigatoni and Buffalo Ricotta

Grilled Lamb Sirloin
Rapini and Almond Pesto, Herb Fregola and Roasted Local Mushrooms

Roasted BC Halibut
Baby Artichokes, Spring Peas and Lemon Thyme Emulsion

Traditional Tiramisu
topped with Bittersweet Chocolate

“We’re celebrating around the table with true Italian fare and look forward to welcoming both locals and visitors for Festa di Primavera,” says Chef Walt. “Our menus will change often and will feature Italian housemade favourites from antipasti to artisanal pastas and gelato. There will be lots of opportunities to taste our modern interpretations of classics using the best of the season paired with Italian wines.”

Reservations are highly recommended at both Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar and Il Caminetto for these springtime celebrations, running Sundays through Thursdays only. Araxi’s anniversary prix fixe menu is offered up to groups of 18 people and is not available in The Cellar.

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